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Jake Wood:
A new mission for veterans — disaster relief

TEDxSanDiego · 4:59 · Filmed Dec 2011
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After months or years fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service; meanwhile, one after another, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. What do these two challenges have in common? Team Rubicon co-founder Jake Wood gives a moving talk on how veterans can effectively contribute to disaster relief responses — and in the process, regain purpose, community and self-worth.

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CEO, Team Rubicon
Jake Wood runs Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit that provides military veterans with the opportunity to continue their service by responding to natural disasters and global crises. Full bio

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