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Team Rubicon bridges the critical time gap between large humanitarian disasters and conventional aid response. We provide vanguard medical care by fielding small, self-sustaining, mobile teams of military veterans and medical professionals. To deploy rapidly, we rely heavily on a horizontal command structure, social networking technology, and the employment of local nationals.
Team Rubicon Saves Lives.
Since its creation in January 2010, TR has saved and helped thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home. 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 had an epiphany – natural disasters present the same problems that face 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 management, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones. Learn more at teamrubiconusa.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook!