Task Force 75 is a volunteer, 501c3 non-profit charitable organization founded to respond to disasters and emergency situations. We accept Military Veterans and select Civilians who possess necessary skill sets and the ability to travel for extended periods.
Task Force 75 was formed in August 2017 by former members of the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in response to the devastating conditions caused by hurricane "Harvey" in Texas. This was a volunteer effort by a handful of Veterans seeking to help their fellow Americans who were in desperate need.
With one borrowed boat and a pick-up truck, we managed to rescue 26 people and 7 dogs as well as distributing hundreds of cases of water and food. In addition, our small band assisted local first responders and helped citizens retrieve important belongings and medication from their flooded homes.
We were soon joined by several more Rangers and other Veterans. Afterwards, we realized that we had all felt the same sense of purpose in helping others and a rekindling of that Brotherhood we had known in the military.
Right on the heels of "Harvey" came hurricane "Irma", and we added some new members to the team. With a mix of Rangers and select Civilian personnel, we headed into Brunswick, GA. and assisted the local Fire Dept. in clearing roads and downed power lines in order to allow access routes to the local hospital. Two more dogs were rescued and returned to their owner within a few days.
After receiving a call to head into Florida, we linked up with fellow Veterans and Civilian First Responders operating under the title of WARFIGHTER Disaster Response Team. Together our two teams headed into the worst hit areas in the Florida Keys and conducted operations for several weeks. Providing humanitarian assistance, wellness checks, and first aid were our stock in trade during this operation.
Within days of returning from Florida, we were again called upon, this time to head to Puerto Rico after the utter devastation caused by hurricane "Maria". This would be our biggest test to date as we again joined with our Veteran Brothers and Sisters of Warfighter DRT, and local civilian volunteers to become an effective organization and a beacon of hope for the people of western Puerto Rico.
In total, we have deployed for seven major disaster events since 2017 in addition to conducting search and rescue operations for missing persons in cooperation with local governmental agencies.
Our ability to be flexible in our response, the experience of our personnel, and our wide range of military and civilian skills make Task Force 75 an extremely valuable asset that is able to operate independently or in conjunction with other volunteer organizations and governmental agencies that seek augmentation.