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

During Disaster Relief, Change Your Socks

Pause with purpose: Pat Ross reveals how a military term takes on new meaning. At Team Rubicon, our veteran-based non-profit organization, we have a few key phrases that guide our decision-making. These phrases form expectations designed to cultivate a culture that is consistent with our mission — providing relief in the wake of disasters. One of those … Read More

LG Gets Plugged In on Houston Rebuild

Laura Barbieri of LG Electronics recently volunteered with a group of fellow LGE employees at the Houston Rebuild and she had a lot to share about her first experience with Team Rubicon. If you know anything about the Lone Star State, you know the phrase “Don’t Mess With Texas.” This famous epithet definitely rings true for Team … Read More

I was a career first responder who found a new home

This First Responders Day, I’d like to share a little about my experience and my career as a first responder.   I served 27 years with Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACOFD), retiring as a Captain. It was nothing short of a dream career and a career of a lifetime. I can honestly say I … Read More

Your First Op: From Reveille to Rack

The morning of your first deployment, you wake feeling like an outsider, not knowing what to expect. By the end of that first day, you’re part of a family.