The physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness of our country’s returning veterans are of national importance. As our veterans have returned home, many have experienced challenges navigating the transition back into civilian life.

While there are real and difficult issues plaguing our veterans – a lack of resources and understanding around mental health, homelessness, unemployment – Team Rubicon does not see our veterans as broken. At Team Rubicon, veterans are the agent of our mission, not the object.

By engaging our veterans in continued service through disaster response, not only does Team Rubicon provide relief to affected communities, but many veteran volunteers begin to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is difficult to find upon leaving the armed forces.

Measuring Impact

Team Rubicon runs an annual Impact Survey to measure the influence of continued service on veterans and volunteers. Our goal is to ensure our programs are providing a positive effect on the lives of our members.

 

Lissie Hagerman

US Air Force veteran

I knew to expect devastation and hard work. What I didn’t expect is the confluence of events that places me with an incredible team already dispatched and ready to meet the challenges of the day. A marine, a soldier, two airmen, and a civilian, ready to muck and shuck all kinds of debris. We know exactly where we’re headed, confident in the assurance that we can make a difference in the lives of these people who we encounter during our recovery ops.