« Back to Volunteer Diary

That Common Bond

Jonathan Chiang

Veteran US Army Officer Jonathan Chiang currently serves as the NorCal Communications Coodinator for Team Rubicon – Region 9.

Every time I put on my Team Rubicon shirt, it reminds me why our organization exists and the ideals we stand for: a literal band of brothers and sisters whom share a common bond of former service to our country, now bonding together for a greater service yet again.

Team Rubicon - Op: Humble Trooper

It’s truly an exhilarating and intensely satisfying feeling to be working, sweating, and serving next to these men and women who consistently put the needs of others over their own and sacrifice time out of their busy lives to help those in dire need. The cheers and emotional thank you’s and hugs we received while in Washington and the heartfelt gratitude behind it will stick with me for the rest of my life. I’m sure these sentiments are shared by all the people I have worked with the past week and a half. This is why we do what we do. These moments are what make what makes what we do in Team Rubicon absolutely worth it.

Team Rubicon - Op: Humble Trooper

For those veterans and first responders who are looking to utilize their skills and experience, I urge you to join or support Team Rubicon. You will gain friendships and satisfaction that will profoundly change your life for the better, as it has done for mine. And a special shoutout to the donors to Team Rubicon as well. Without your continued support, none of this would be possible.

It was a pleasure to serve you, Pateros, and I sincerely hope the best for the city on its path to recovery.

Team Rubicon - Op: Humble Trooper