Team Rubicon (TR) commits to leveraging new resources in technology and supply chain management as a strategy to scale up operations exponentially from 11,000 to over 20,000 volunteers within 18 months. As a part of this commitment, TR will work with Airlink, The Home Depot Foundation, Motorola Solutions, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Everbridge, The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and Goal Zero to: 1) improve the response time to a disaster, 2) better equip response teams, and 3) engage more veterans in disaster relief.
More specifically, TR's partners will support it in the following ways.
Airlink will leverage its airline partners to provide free or discounted airfares to TR's first responders during times of disaster. The Home Depot Foundation will provide TR with agile supply chain management by outfitting teams with hand and power tools for recovery work. Motorola will provide volunteers with radios and repeaters to maximize communications in low-connectivity environments. Everbridge will provide a mass communication tool that allows TR to rapidly alert and mobilize its 20,000 member volunteer base when disaster strikes. The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation will provide an online learning and volunteer management platform to implement an enterprise solution for event management, professional training and leadership development. Goal Zero will provide solar-powered generators and charging stations to operate in environments with a limited power supply.
Airlink will supply 400 donated or discounted flights for TR's first responders for both domestic and international disaster response operations.
Motorola Solutions Foundation will provide TR with a $25,000 grant to fund operations.
Motorola Solutions will outfit TR with a total of 10 hand-held radios, 6 vehicle mounted radios, 2 charging stations, and 1 repeater during calendar year.
Everbridge will provide TR with a mass communication system for its entire volunteer base.
The Home Depot Foundation will appropriate $450,000 toward Team Rubicon's Field Operations, including tools and equipment for domestic responses.
2013 - 2014
By January 2014: The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation will go live with an enterprise volunteer management platform for TR.
By December 2014: Goal Zero will outfit four Team Rubicon gear trailers with solar powered generators and solar powered batteries.
Team Rubicon (TR) is a non-profit veteran service organization that specializes in repurposing the skills of military veterans for disaster response. Founded after the Haiti earthquake in 2010, TR has experienced exponential growth over the last 3.5 years. The organization currently boasts over 11,000 volunteers across the country. Since its inception TR has conducted 41 missions in the United States and around the world. Now TR is ready to expand its impact by working with key partners who have the resources/expertise to take TR's work to the next level.
Seven socially responsible corporations are partnering with Team Rubicon to revolutionize veteran reintegration through disaster response. Team Rubicon will implement access to a nationwide supply chain of equipment from Home Depot, transportation support from Airlink, communications technologies and financial support from Motorola Solutions and Motorola Solutions Foundation, solar power solutions from Goal Zero, and disaster relief software solutions from Everbridge and Cornerstone OnDemand.