WORLDWIDE RELIEF ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHES NEW NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN GATEWAY LA AREA
Welcome to Team Rubicon, which has established its new world headquarters on the first floor of the 6171 West Century building.
Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. With more than 70,000 registered members, Team Rubicon has responded to over 220 disasters across the country and world, including recent efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
For many military veterans, taking off the uniforms of our Armed Forces does not remove their desire to serve their country. Team Rubicon members serve because there are communities in need, and they have the ability to help.\
While the initial damage and trauma of natural disasters will impact any population regardless of socio-economic factors, the financial burden of recovery and rebuilding has dramatic and long-lasting repercussions on many rural and urban populations lacking proper insurance and public and private resources. All Team Rubicon services are provided free of charge.
In 2016, 62 percent of all homes Team Rubicon serviced did not have home insurance. An American Progress report noted that the most extreme weather events typically harmed counties with household incomes below the U.S. median annual income of $51,941. Wildfires, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms devastated areas with households that earned on average three percent less than the U.S. median income. It is easy to imagine the positive, long-term impact Team Rubicon’s free assistance provided to these families.
Military veterans and civilians can join and deploy with Team Rubicon on domestic and international disaster operations. If you’re committed to serving those in need, there’s a spot for you on the Team.
To see if you qualify to volunteer, please visit teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer/
To donate to Team Rubicon, please visit teamrubiconusa.org/give/
6171 W. Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045