U.S. Army Veteran Dairen Castro
“Getting out of the military, I felt like I was lost, my desire to serve the people of the United States was a thing of the past. Team Rubicon gave me the opportunity to feed my hunger for service agian. The one thing I can guarantee is that Team Rubicon will be there with an amazing group of veterans putting service before self.”
About Team Rubicon
When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Jake Wood, a Marine Corps scout-sniper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, knew he had the skills and training to do something to help. So he posted a message on Facebook saying he was headed to Port-au-Prince. Who was with him? One of those who replied was fellow Marine veteran William McNulty, and the two led a medical team that treated hundreds of critically injured and sick people. Near the end of that trip, Wood and McNulty knew they had discovered something special.
Today, their organization, Team Rubicon, has a network of thousands of veterans all across the country who volunteer to respond to natural disasters. They have been on the ground in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri after tornadoes, The Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy, and most recently in Oklahoma after violent storm devastated towns outside of Oklahoma City. The veterans use their skills, discipline and guts to bridge the gap until larger aid organizations can get moving.
How to get involved:
Contact Team Rubicon at http://teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer/