Sniffing Out Opportunities to Serve in Puerto Rico

Team Rubicon sent volunteers to assess damage and hospitals, deliver medical services and work on high-impact infrastructure projects, like clearing aqueducts and downed trees around power lines, after Category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall. TR operations in Puerto Rico, called Coqui Calling and Coqui Comeback, have been frequent and on-going, since September 24, … Read More

How We Connect with Those We Serve

Ever wonder what to do when you are working with a survivor of a disaster? For example, a homeowner whose house TR is mucking out or someone receiving care from a TR medical team. First, just be you. We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to say exactly the right thing when someone … Read More

TR Restores Public Assets One Fire Tower at a Time

For the past two years, Team Rubicon Region II teamed up with the nonprofit Forest Fire Lookout Association and the New York State Park Service to complete significant maintenance on fire towers and related structures. Team Rubicon Membership Manager for the Northeast Territory Todd Adrian said, “Although fire towers in New York State are no … Read More

Operation Ray Chapman Helps Clean Up East Cleveland

From June 20 to June 26, 19 Team Rubicon members conducted a recovery operation in East Cleveland, Ohio, to remove overgrowth and clear debris in an area plagued by urban blight. Incident Commander of Kaziemeras “Kazy” Urbonvicius said the team was assisted in their efforts by “20 spontaneous volunteers” (or neighbors who lived in the … Read More

The Value of Data – Team Rubicon and Qlik

Our partnership with Team Rubicon started in early 2017 with a conversation about a vision. From the very first meeting the team’s vision was to gather the organization’s data generated from multiple disparate systems and make it available to the public to be able to review the entire operation of the organization.  This accountability and transparency is built into … Read More