WHY WE SERVE

Service is not defined by the uniform you wear.

For many military veterans, taking off the uniforms of our Armed Forces nor does not remove their desire to serve their country.

Team Rubicon members serve because there are communities in need, and they have the ability to help.

As some veterans transition from military to civilian life, it can be difficult to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is apparent in the military. Continued service through disaster response allows many veterans to regain that sense of mission-focus, that feeling of being a part of something larger than oneself.

At our core, Team Rubicon is about neighbors helping neighbors. When crisis strikes our communities, we come together to help others on their darkest day.

Why do we serve? Because it’s what we do.

Team Rubicon is BUILT TO SERVE.

 

 

The physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness of our country’s returning veterans are of national importance. As our veterans have returned home, many have experienced challenges navigating the transition back into civilian life.

While there are real and difficult issues plaguing our veterans – a lack of resources and understanding around mental health, homelessness, unemployment – Team Rubicon does not see our veterans as broken. At Team Rubicon, veterans are the agent of our mission, not the object.

By engaging our veterans in continued service through disaster response, not only does Team Rubicon provide relief to affected communities, but many veteran volunteers begin to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is difficult to find upon leaving the armed forces.

Measuring Impact

Team Rubicon runs an annual Impact Survey to measure the influence of continued service on veterans and volunteers. Our goal is to ensure our programs are providing a positive effect on the lives of our members.

 

Lissie Hagerman

US Air Force veteran

I knew to expect devastation and hard work. What I didn’t expect is the confluence of events that places me with an incredible team already dispatched and ready to meet the challenges of the day. A marine, a soldier, two airmen, and a civilian, ready to muck and shuck all kinds of debris. We know exactly where we’re headed, confident in the assurance that we can make a difference in the lives of these people who we encounter during our recovery ops.