Team Rubicon, an international disaster response nonprofit organization, is the recipient of the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Great American Patriot Award. Presented by Armed Forces Insurance, the Great American Patriot Award honors a candidate in recognition of their exemplary service to the United States.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans to rapidly provide relief, free of charge, to communities in need following disaster. Since its founding in 2010, Team Rubicon has been involved in more than 300 disaster operations in 19 countries, including Hurricanes Harvey, Sandy, Michael, Florence, Irma and Maria, and the 2013 Moore tornado.
Over 70 percent of Team Rubicon’s volunteers are military veterans who desire to continue to serve their country, regain their sense of mission-focus, and find purpose, community and identity in their civilian lives. The training, skills and experience gained during their time in the military makes veterans extremely effective in disaster response situations.