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Jake Wood:
A new mission for veterans — disaster relief

TEDxSanDiego · 4:59 · Filmed Dec 2011
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Jake Wood: A new mission for veterans — disaster relief
4:59 · Filmed December 2011 at TEDxSanDiego · Subtitles available in 30 languages

After 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? In telling the story of his friend Clay Hunt, Jake Wood from Team Rubicon reveals how veterans can contribute to disaster response — and regain their sense of purpose, community and self-worth..

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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