Progress of the Puerto Rico Rebuild

This October, construction on the first Team Rubicon-funded house in Puerto Rico began. In conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul, TR identified three families, whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Maria, who were in dire need and were ineligible for federal assistance. In order to receive federal funds from FEMA and from certain nonprofits, home … Read More

Meet William Rodriguez, Case Manager of the Puerto Rico Rebuild Project

Passion exudes from 68-year-old William Rodriguez as he discusses details of the cases he manages for Team Rubicon’s Puerto Rico rebuild project. To Rodriguez, a native Puerto Rican from Vega Alta, each case isn’t a number or a situation where needs and risk have been assessed, but a personal story he has the privilege to … Read More

Hospitality Breeding Out in Puerto Rico

Team Rubicon has invested more than $4 million in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. We have hired local contractors to rebuild more than 400 roofs and a minimum of three houses by the end of 2018. But these numbers do not tell the whole story; the whole story can only be told by talking … Read More

How Team Rubicon is Helping Puerto Rico: A Carpenter’s Perspective

Team Rubicon has been investing more than $4 million in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. We have hired local contractors to rebuild more than 400 roofs and a minimum of three houses by the end of 2018. But these numbers do not tell the whole story; the whole story can only be told by … Read More

Five Hours to Destroy a Lifetime’s Building

“It took 25 years to get things like we wanted. It took only five hours for all of it to be destroyed,” Roland Benton, patriarch of the Benton clan, said, while standing next to a big red tractor behind his son Bobby’s house in Sneads, Florida. Roland was using the tractor to cart away debris removed by Team Rubicon volunteers … Read More

Meet The Next Cohort of Clay Hunt Fellows That Will Continue to Rebuild Houston

When Team Rubicon became an established 501(c)(3) in 2010, our mission was to deploy skilled, experienced military veterans and medical professionals to disaster zones abroad. From 2010–2011, we deployed to Haiti, South Sudan, the Thai/Burma border, Pakistan, and Chile. When one of the eight original members of Team Rubicon, Clay Hunt, took his life in … Read More

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