Teams En Route to the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

The winds gusted at over 200 mph. The waters rushed up from the ocean, with storm tides hitting 25 ft in some areas on the island. As Dorian hovered over the Bahamas and Abacos, it became clear that this would be the most destructive storm in the islands in recent memory. Dorian made landfall on … Read More

Route Clearance Teams Roll Out for the First Time in the Face of Dorian

A new capability is being tested in areas affected by the record-breaking storm, Hurricane Dorian, to allow Team Rubicon to help communities in a new way. “Route Clearance intends to successfully remove physical debris that prevents individuals from accessing critical services,” said Kendra Pospychalla, Team Rubicon’s capabilities development manager. “This includes food, water, shelter, utilities, … Read More

Readying Resources for Likely Dorian Response

Tropical Storm Dorian has been forecasted to make landfall as a category 3 Hurricane along the southeastern coast of the United States, as of August 28. Over the course of this week, intensity projections of Dorian have fluctuated. “Team Rubicon was founded on a bias for action—the unpredictable patterns that Dorian is showing just means … Read More

The Birth of Team Rubicon’s Greyshirt

The grey t-shirt. It has become more than just a symbol for our organization. It represents an ethos of service, commitment, and sacrifice. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers pull that simple, unassuming t-shirt over their heads and commit to transforming their communities.   The grey shirt has become so representative of Team Rubicon that … Read More

Update on Our Response to Hurricane Barry

Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center (NOC) is dialed in around the clock, and Greyshirts are standing by for the order to move in and serve those affected by Hurricane Barry. After making landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane the storm is now moving slowly inland, dumping precarious amounts of rain across the region and accompanied … Read More