Recent Stories


The Roofs Under Their Feet

When Hurricane Irma came ashore in 2017, at least 65 homes—including 44 mobile homes—were destroyed in Collier County and another 1,008 suffered damage that exceeded 60% of the home’s value. Greyshirts helped repair many of them.



Beating Cancer to GSD

A Greyshirt reflects on his first operation, and fulfilling the vow he made to himself during chemo.

The 91-Day Greyshirt

How I went from sign-up to the Navajo Nation’s longest-serving volunteer in just three months.   We all have our own Team Rubicon journey. Mine goes from thinking I didn’t belong to becoming a comms lead in a matter of months. I grew up wanting to serve in the military. My father was a Marine, … Read More

The Stories We Tell Ourselves Matter

Applying for the Clay Hunt Fellowship Program (CHFP) was something I felt that I needed to do. As a black woman and a U.S. Marine, I am always conscious of the systemic racism my fellow Americans and I have experienced, even after fighting for and serving our country. But, I also needed help transitioning from … Read More

Care during COVID-19: A Physician’s Greyshirt Experience

It was late in the evening after another busy shift in the emergency department. I grabbed my bag, a now-cold cup of coffee, and headed towards my car. I was physically and emotionally drained, but as I flipped through news articles, all centered on the COVID crisis, I wished I could do more. The week … Read More

Finding Father Figures in Grey—and Man Glitter

On her first operation as a sawyer, one Greyshirt planned to sit back, be a spotter, and let the guys make the chips fly. Two Greyshirts ruined that plan. Lucy Loftus reflects on finding father figures in Team Rubicon.

After Losing My Father, a Greyshirt Steps In

When I saw a job posting in July of 2019 for a major gifts officer based out of Atlanta, GA for an unnamed nonprofit that “serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises,” I was very intrigued. … Read More

History & Culture

History and Culture

During Disaster Relief, Change Your Socks

What does “change your socks” mean? Greyshirt and veteran Pat Ross reveals what’s behind the Team Rubicon adage, and how a military term took on new meaning.

History and Culture

What Memorial Day Means to Me

U.S. Navy Veteran, Greyshirt, and Team Rubicon CEO Greyshirt Art delaCruz reflects on celebration, mourning, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Stories of Service



Here Come the Reinforcements

Vaccinated and free to serve again, formerly at-risk disaster relief volunteers get back to heavy lifting.

Partner News


Small Gifts, Big Impact

When it comes to disaster relief, everyday philanthropy—like rounding up purchases at checkout—is having great effect.

From the Field

From The Field

Building Bridges After the Storm

In the hollers of Eastern Kentucky, community is everything. When flood waters rose in late July of 2022, one family was isolated from the rest of the world—and from much-needed medical treatment. Then came the community and some outsiders to change all that.



Introducing the New Clay Hunt Fellows Program Logo

In 2011, Team Rubicon decided to honor how early-Greyshirt and Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt committed his life to serving others by creating the Clay Hunt Fellows Program. Since then, the Program has evolved and grown in countless ways, including to more than 150 Fellows graduated. After a decade of service, and as the Program … Read More

In the Grey

In The Grey

Their Meet Cute? A Flood

For two Team Rubicon volunteers, stepping into the arena turns into a lifetime commitment.