Team Rubicon - Operation Seabird in Tacloban, Philippines

Posted By Blackfive

Here's a recent map of all of the NGOs in and around the areas hit by the typhoon...As you can see, there's really not that many of them.  Of course, Team Rubicon was there ASAFP.  You can read more about TR's Operation Seabird here.


Providing medical aid during the critical time gap between disaster and conventional response, Team Rubicon combines veterans and medical professionals into deployable teams and gets them in country FAST.

995864_10153525862100080_1997458489_nThe #OpSeabird medical team, including those patrolling barangays to provide on-site care, have treated nearly 600 patients at field hospitals and clinics established in Carigara and Tacloban.

You can help by donating or volunteering.

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You Are Cordially Invited

Posted By Laughing_Wolf

UPDATE II:  Thanks to everyone who came out.  It was a good start getting Team Rubicon better known in Atlanta, though no where close to what I had wanted to raise.  My only regret is that I did not get to spend as much time talking with everyone as I would have liked. 

UPDATE:  We've added a raffle to the evening, with a chance to win some prints.  How many?  That's up to you and how many tickets you buy.  If there's enough interest, we will add more. 

A Different View at the Doo

WHEN: 24 August 2013
WHERE: The dooGallery, Unit J, 205 Holtzclaw St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
TIMES: 3-6 Family hours, 7-midnight reception and fundraiser
COST: $10 per person at the door

In partnership with the dooGallery, "A Different View at the Doo", a special showing of my digital photography work is being presented as a fundraiser for Team Rubicon. Coffee for the evening is being provided by Ranger Coffee (an Atlanta-based veteran-owned company), Pensadores Cigars will be providing a limited number of free samples in the back garden of the gallery, and Bacon's Heir will be joining the festivities and in addition to providing samples of their wonderful product they are also bringing a very different sculpture for your enjoyment.

Parking is in the gravel lot in front of the gallery, and I hope you will come join us for the event.



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Helping Our Heartland

Posted By Laughing_Wolf

NOTE:  Updated link with direct fundraising page, apologies for the bad URL before.

Devastation (not decimation) has hit in the midwest, particularly in Oklahoma. Team Rubicon is on it.  Please, share the word and spare what you can to help.  Meantime, keep the people effected by it in your thoughts and prayers. 


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Team Rubicon: The Story...we've crossed the Rubicon and it's time to burn the boat

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Team Rubicon: L.A. Fundraiser This Saturday! (2 MUST SEE VIDEOS)

Posted By Blackfive

Unfortunately, Team Rubicon had to reschedule their LA fundraiser last Fall due to Hurricane Sandy. Here is why (MUST SEE):

Here is the message and invite from the Founders of Team Rubicon, Jake Wood and William McNulty:

Unfortunately, due to an important family event, I can't make it this year. If you can attend, please do so. If you can't attend, please donate to Team Rubicon.

Another MUST SEE video is after the Jump.

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One more day to go! Vote for Team Rubicon for the Chase Community Giving Awards

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About 24 hours left in the competition for many great charities vying for $1 million.  Team Rubicon is the only veteran charity in its category.  Please consider voting for them via Facebook, and, if you are Chase online member, you can vote at .

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Help Team Rubicon win up to $1M in the Chase American Giving Awards today!

Posted By Blackfive
02-20121106_SANDYNY-HUDSONA veteran-led Team Rubicon work crew removes a bookshelf from the flooded basement of a home in Rockaway Beach, New York. Photo by Thomas Hudson

Team Rubicon is one of 25 charities up for $2M as a part of the Chase American Giving Awards! With your help, we know we can bring home the big bucks. Below are the tools you’ll need to help us spread the word.

Check out our Facebook page for new graphics and videos to share with your friends!
Share our Cover Photo to get out the word! Then use this language to share the story:

Veteran issues and disaster relief are being met by one incredible organization! Team Rubicon got my vote.

From the quake in Haiti to the recent destruction of Hurricane Sandy, the veteran volunteers of Team Rubicon have led 37 disaster relief missions in 2.5 years. Please vote for them to win $1M

StayClassy Small Charity of the Year, Team Rubicon, is up to win $1M. Vote for the organization that pairs veteran volunteers with disaster response!

Be sure to retweet our tweets as the week goes on or, here are some sample tweets you can send out on your own!

Your vote can equal one million bucks for @TeamRubicon – help disaster relief and #veterans now:

Wanted: your vote for #veterans and #humanitarian relief. Help @TeamRubicon win $1M from Chase

Help @teamrubon: #veterans & disaster relief victims in one click: Please RT

Help Team Rubicon win up to $1M in the Chase American Giving Awards today!

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Bridge the Gap!

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Team Rubicon In Action - Helping Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Posted By Blackfive

Message (which has my complete support) from Jake Wood & Will McNulty - founders of Team Rubicon:

As this week draws to a close we reflect back upon the devastating events of Hurricane Sandy. The destruction left in the wake of this storm is epic in proportion, but so is the resiliency of the communities hit. Among the horror we find hope, and with hope we find a way forward.

Team Rubicon's incredible volunteers and regional leaders have been working tirelessly since Saturday, doing everything from rescue ops, to shelter management and debris removal. Their efforts show the incredible potential our nation's veterans have to be stalwarts in our neighborhoods across the nation.

In the coming days Team Rubicon will launch its boldest, most ambitious operation ever. By this time next week we hope to have 1,000 military veterans move into affected communities to lead recovery efforts and establish a battle plan to return to normalcy. Street by street, home by home; It will be Fallujah, but with chainsaws and shovels instead of tanks and rifles.

Never before have we needed your help as much as we do now. The success of this operation will depend on our ability to equip, feed, and house these men and women. The support of TR Nation will be critical, just as it was in the days after the Haiti Earthquake.

With your support, we can do this. We have issued a call to action. Will you answer?

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Life Lessons of a U.S. Navy SEAL

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"Team Rubicon are on a mission to empower 250 returning veterans to use their skills as first responders in disaster relief. If you enjoy this video, please support the cause by sharing, or donating at"

Be sure to check out the raffles that Omaze and TR are putting together.


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