Meet the Montana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
About Team Rubicon
Meet the newest member of the Montana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Team Rubicon!
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Since its creation, Team Rubicon has impacted thousands of lives both abroad and here in the United States.
Pioneering the concept of veteran-focused disaster response, Team Rubicon recognized a simple truth. Natural disasters present many of the same problems that confront military troops on the front lines: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds, and smells. Skills cultivated on the battlefields, like emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork, and decisive leadership, are invaluable in disaster impacted areas.
The 501c3 nonprofit organization helps hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experience.
History of Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon was created in 2010 by retired United States Marines following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States in the wake of recent natural disasters, including but not limited to the Moore Oklahoma tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2013 Colorado flooding.
This information was adapted directly from the Team Rubicon website. For more information, visit http://teamrubiconusa.org/.