Team Rubicon is an International non-government organization founded by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob "Jake" Wood. Team Rubicon identifies itself as a veteran service organization that uses disaster response to help reintegrate veterans back into civilian life.
Team rubicon, inc. (team rubicon) is a nonprofit international disaster response and humanitarian organization founded in 2010. Team rubicon's primary mission is providing disaster relief and recovery to those affected by natural disasters, across the united states and around the world. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders and technology solutions, team rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible. Through continued service via team rubicon, many veterans rediscover three things they feel are missing after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, team rubicon offer a way for veterans to continue their service as they transition from military to civilian life.in 2017, team rubicon grew to 72,000 registered volunteers (70% military veterans) and has responded to over 215 disaster including large-scale events such as the 2010 haiti earthquake, superstorm sandy (2012), hurricane harvey (2017), and others. In the aftermath of a disaster team rubicon provides recovery services free of charge to affected homeowners, families, and communities. Services range from debris removal utilizing manual labor, chainsaws, or heavy equipment to demolition, home repair, incident management and coordination, damage assessment and mapping. In addition to disaster response and recovery, team rubicon invests in their volunteers and communities with disaster training education and courses. Its training department has trained more than 11,000 members in skills such as incident command, chainsaw operations, heavy equipment usage, and expedient home repairs and construction.recruitment efforts for the organization focus on metropolitan centers across the united states, primarily in cities with a population larger than 100,000. With teams located across the us, team rubicon is able to quickly project relief no matter the locale or scale of a disaster. This focus on city-level recruitment has the added benefit of increasing the resiliency of local communities, creating a framework for team rubicon members and their families and neighbors to prepare and respond to disasters together. The ability to continue to serve alongside like-minded individuals has substantial impact on team rubicon's veteran and civilian members alike, with 98% of members reporting a greater sense of purpose due to volunteering and a net promoter score of 83. Team rubicon's commitments to financial and operational transparency have earned them high marks from charity watch groups, including a platinum rating from guidestar and a four-star rating from charity navigator. In coordination with several data and visualization partners team rubicon also hosts the open initiative, an online data transparency dashboard available to the general public that provides real-time insight into key operational metrics and the overall health of the organization.the organization's work has been recognized by numerous awards, including, but not limited to, cnn heroes, the classy awards, the heinz award, the grinnell prize, the manhattan institute, and the lincoln awards. Its work has also been covered by dozens of media outlets, including abc news, nbc, cnn, fox, msnbc, espn, the new york times, outside, time magazine, and others.