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Reflection

After a Flood, Serving a Hometown Hero

When floodwaters rose in Gilberton, PA, the fire marshal got his family to safety then abandoned his own home to serve the community. Greyshirts got to return the favor.

History and Culture

Recognizing Juneteenth and the Power of Allyship

Juneteenth is not just a holiday, it’s American history. Markis Nicholson, Team Rubicon’s VP of People Operations, reflects on why we recognize the day.

Forward Watch

Forward Watch: 28 May 2021

Team Rubicon is actively responding to four separate disaster categories in 10 cities across the country, and planning to deploy response teams into 14 more. Read on for a breakdown on how Team Rubicon is serving those in need.

From The Field

Building Up More than Just Houses

A US Air Force veteran and CHFP Cohort 6 grad shares her experience moving through the program and rebuilding homes, and herself, in Houston

Reflections

The 91-Day Greyshirt

How I went from sign-up to the Navajo Nation’s longest-serving volunteer in just three months.   We all have our own Team Rubicon journey. Mine goes from thinking I didn’t belong to becoming a comms lead in a matter of months. I grew up wanting to serve in the military. My father was a Marine, … Read More

The Stories We Tell Ourselves Matter

Applying for the Clay Hunt Fellowship Program (CHFP) was something I felt that I needed to do. As a black woman and a U.S. Marine, I am always conscious of the systemic racism my fellow Americans and I have experienced, even after fighting for and serving our country. But, I also needed help transitioning from … Read More

Care during COVID-19: A Physician’s Greyshirt Experience

It was late in the evening after another busy shift in the emergency department. I grabbed my bag, a now-cold cup of coffee, and headed towards my car. I was physically and emotionally drained, but as I flipped through news articles, all centered on the COVID crisis, I wished I could do more. The week … Read More

Finding Father Figures in Grey—and Man Glitter

On her first operation as a sawyer, one Greyshirt planned to sit back, be a spotter, and let the guys make the chips fly. Two Greyshirts ruined that plan. Lucy Loftus reflects on finding father figures in Team Rubicon.

History & Culture

History and Culture

Recognizing Juneteenth and the Power of Allyship

Juneteenth is not just a holiday, it’s American history. Markis Nicholson, Team Rubicon’s VP of People Operations, reflects on why we recognize the day.

Stories of Service

Reflection

Finding Hope on Church Street

A Greyshirt who responded to Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Lake Charles, LA, reflects on the homeowner who gave him the gift of a lifetime.

COVID-19

COVID-19

Here Come the Reinforcements

Vaccinated and free to serve again, formerly at-risk disaster relief volunteers get back to heavy lifting.

COVID-19

To Vaccinate America, Look to Veterans

America’s military veterans have long been on the frontlines: it’s time to mobilize them to help end this pandemic

Partner News

Education

Corporate Volunteers Heed the Call of Disaster Relief

From rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes to building resilient cities, how individuals and groups can use service to improve communities and corporate social responsibility.

From the Field

Reflection

After a Flood, Serving a Hometown Hero

When floodwaters rose in Gilberton, PA, the fire marshal got his family to safety then abandoned his own home to serve the community. Greyshirts got to return the favor.

From The Field

Building Up More than Just Houses

A US Air Force veteran and CHFP Cohort 6 grad shares her experience moving through the program and rebuilding homes, and herself, in Houston

CHFP

More Than a Mom

Team Rubicon volunteer, Navy veteran, and Clay Hunt Fellow Windy Barton reflects on eight years of service and growth.

CHFP

CHFP

More Than a Mom

Team Rubicon volunteer, Navy veteran, and Clay Hunt Fellow Windy Barton reflects on eight years of service and growth.

In the Grey

Education

Fire on the Mountain—Or Not

At a disaster academy high in the mountains of Colorado, Team Rubicon volunteers learn to wield a saw, turn a skid steer, and prevent forest fires.

COVID-19

Here Come the Reinforcements

Vaccinated and free to serve again, formerly at-risk disaster relief volunteers get back to heavy lifting.

In The Grey

Five Ways to Go Grey on Black Friday

Here’s how to turn the biggest shopping day of the year into a do-gooder’s holiday from the comfort of the couch or within the community.

Education

Education

Fire on the Mountain—Or Not

At a disaster academy high in the mountains of Colorado, Team Rubicon volunteers learn to wield a saw, turn a skid steer, and prevent forest fires.

Education

Corporate Volunteers Heed the Call of Disaster Relief

From rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes to building resilient cities, how individuals and groups can use service to improve communities and corporate social responsibility.

Education

To Survive a Tornado, Get Low

Every year Team Rubicon volunteers respond to tornadoes across the US. With an above-average tornado season on the forecast, here’s how to prepare for and survive a twister.