Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Serving neighbors in need has always been central to Team Rubicon, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it’s more important than ever to think and act locally.

For the past several years we have been investing in building Team Rubicon at the most local level possible. Over 1,000 volunteer leaders are focused on recruiting, training, and engaging volunteers in their own hometowns with the idea that volunteers who live, work, and serve together will be better suited to tackle whatever crisis their community may face.

And this week, we’ve started to lean on all of our local Greyshirts more than ever.

A few days ago Team Rubicon launched the Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative to enable individual acts of service to help vulnerable neighbors in a way that adds value. We’ve focused on essential assistance to individuals who are most at risk during this pandemic.

By going from door to door and by leveraging local social networks like Nextdoor, Greyshirts have already begun addressing the needs of their communities. From food delivery to dropping off medicine, transportation or just a simple check-in, the men and women of Team Rubicon are showing what it means to be Built to Serve, even in the smallest of ways.

A top-level look at how hundreds of Greyshirts have already tallied over 1,400 hours of service in communities impacted by the coronavirus. We’ll look to publish our #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors data dashboard soon in order to provide you with a live look at how we’re continuing to serve communities in need.

We all have a role to play in the weeks and months ahead, which is why we’re hoping everyone across the country will join us and help your neighbor. To learn more on how to support #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors and Team Rubicon’s overall coronavirus response, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org/Neighbors.

Everyone has what it takes to be a good neighbor. Everyone can support their community in times of crisis. In a time when a virus threatens to sever the most basic connections within a community, together, we can rebuild those lifelines to our neighbors near and far.

Know your neighbor. Check on your neighbor. Serve your neighbor. Together, we will overcome.

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