On January 10, 2010 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Port-au-Prince. In moments hundreds of thousands were injured, and infrastructure and buildings were destroyed. In the days following, many traditional aid organizations were slow to establish relief efforts, citing dangerous and unstable working conditions.
Troubled by the scenes in Port-au-Prince and the lack of proper aid, two US Marine veterans decided to act. Gathering supplies and volunteers, the small group of veterans, first responders, and medical professionals deployed to Haiti in the days following the earthquake. They focused on populations often overlooked or underserved by traditional aid organizations, providing aid to thousands of survivors.
Team Rubicon, a new paradigm in disaster response, was formed. Soon after, Team Rubicon Global took roots to provide veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters by establishing their own Team Rubicon. No matter where we served, when we served, or with whom we served, we find we are united in a passion for service.