Team Rubicon is a veteran run non-profit organization that utilizes the skills learned during military service to assist in disaster relief all over the world. Their goal is to “Bridge the Gap”, or help to reduce the time it takes for people to receive aid from larger organizations whose resources are generally spent in the most affected areas. This often includes the victims on the fringe of a disaster area. The members of Team Rubicon are able to offer emergency medicine, risk assessment, and decisive leadership, all skills learned in their years of service to their country, and all invaluable in the face of a disaster. (excerpt from Ranger Up)
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
Team Rubicon Saves Lives.
Since its creation in January 2010, TR has impacted thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.
Team Rubicon Engages Veterans.
Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR.
Team Rubicon Sets Itself Apart In the Nonprofit World.
Is it a disaster relief organization? A veteran-focused enterprise? The truth is it’s both. TR pioneered a new paradigm in disaster response while redefining the meaning of veteran reintegration into society.
Team Rubicon Pioneered the Concept of Veteran-Focused Disaster Response.
On the streets of Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, TR’s military veterans realized a simple truth – natural disasters present many of the same problems that confront troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds and smells. The skills cultivated on those same battlefields – emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones.