Forward Watch

Forward Watch: 25 June 2021

Team Rubicon is actively responding to five separate disasters in 15 locations across the country and planning to deploy response teams into 18 more. Read on for a breakdown on how Team Rubicon is serving those in need. 


Winter Storm Uri

Team Rubicon will support the Austin Disaster Relief Network this weekend to perform chainsaw operations and debris removal at homes still affected by Winter Storm Uri.


Team Rubicon is responding to the communities of Darien, Burr Ridge, Woodridge and Naperville after a recent tornado. The operation began June 23 and includes chainsaw operations, and debris removal.

Flood Mitigation

Team Rubicon will work with the Gila County Office of Emergency Management in Arizona to fill, deliver and place sandbags in advance of the monsoon season. This operation takes place June 24-28.

Wildfire Mitigation and Response

Wildfires are bound to happen but the damage left and the impact to communities can be minimized by performing mitigation operations ahead of wildfire season.

Team Rubicon provides chainsaw operations, thinning and removing ladder fuels, and clearing trees and brush in high threat wildfire areas. Upcoming operations include:

  • Idyllwild, CA – June 17-25
  • Elizabeth, CO – June 23-27
  • Willits, CA – June 23-30
  • Dunlap, CA – June 26
  • Walsenberg, CO – Aug. 6-8
  • Take a look into how Greyshirt volunteers go above and beyond to help others in their response to the Bear Fire of 2020 in BERRY, CALIFORNIA below:


As of May 27, Team Rubicon has helped administer more than 1,603,876 COVID-19 vaccinations across 104 cities.

Interact with our live National Vaccination Tracker Dashboard here

Volunteers are providing:

  • Medical support
  • Logistical planning support
  • Miscellaneous wrap-around support services (Traffic control, queue management, sign-in administration…)
  • EOC support

Our goal is to provide vaccine distribution support so the healthcare providers can continue to provide primary care services or vaccinate.

You can take a closer look at our vaccination work in the video below, spotlighting our site in PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA:


Resilient home repair on wood-framed, single-family houses is our primary focus. Depending on the damage, this may include roof repair, floor replacement, wall and ceiling installation, door and window replacement, and additional interior and exterior work required for restoration.


After Team Rubicon’s three-month response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the organization launched a two-year recovery effort to rebuild 100 homes in the Houston area.

In Houston, 109 homes have been rebuilt to date, one is under construction and one in planning.


In the Gulf Coast, nine homes have been rebuilt, eight are under construction and 25 have been approved and are in the planning phase.

Team Rubicon has continued its efforts in long-term recovery through home rebuilding after the successes in Houston. The new operation focuses on the Gulf Coast, specifically Calcasieu Parish, LA., and Orange County, TX.

This rebuild effort in the region of the Gulf Coast is Team Rubicon’s fourth investment to reach beyond the immediate response phase of the disaster cycle and into the recovery phase to get homeowners back into their homes as quickly as possible.    

Learn more about the impact of Team Rubicon’s home recovery efforts through the video below.