"The grants from American Express and the Bob Woodruff Foundation will allow us to continue developing Team Rubicons in coalition countries,” said William McNulty, cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon Global.
Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) July 07, 2016
Team Rubicon Global (TRG) is excited to announce the receipt of generous grants from American Express and the Bob Woodruff Foundation to advance its mission to provide veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters. As founding sponsors, these respected organizations are valued partners in the multinational expansion of the Team Rubicon network.
“The grants from American Express and the Bob Woodruff Foundation will allow us to continue developing Team Rubicons in coalition countries,” said William McNulty, cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon Global. “We are very proud of the collaboration and commitment of these two remarkable grant-makers, who are building on their previous support of Team Rubicon USA by committing to our mission to bring the Team Rubicon model to new countries.”
The American Express grant will help build the foundation for TRG’s Disaster Operations Fund, enabling Team Rubicons to deploy on time‐sensitive disaster response missions. The grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will support the expansion of the TRG network into new coalition countries, particularly Australia, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
“At American Express, we know service is calling, and that veterans continue to hear the call long after their tours of duty,” said Timothy J. McClimon, president, American Express Foundation. “We are pleased to provide a founding grant to Team Rubicon Global, furthering our longstanding commitment to enabling meaningful service opportunities for citizens and providing relief to victims of natural disasters around the world.”
“The rapid growth of Team Rubicon is a remarkable example of how impacted veterans can truly benefit their communities and each other through continued service,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “Regardless of the flags they fought under, these volunteers fought alongside each other. We look forward to seeing the difference they’ll now make by helping people recover from disasters across the globe.”
Team Rubicon Global is the global coalition that incubates, launches, and enables Team Rubicon organizations in countries around the world. It coordinates international operations, maintains brand control, sets operating standards, and establishes strategic relationships with foreign governments, multinational institutions, and non-governmental organizations. TRG has coordinated deployments to: Nepal following the 2015 earthquake; the Philippines to continue Typhoon Haiyan reconstruction efforts; Northern Greece for refugee support operations; and most recently, Fort McMurray, Canada to assist evacuees following the wildfires.
Team Rubicon Global provides veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters. Affiliate countries include the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. For more about Team Rubicon Global, visit http://www.teamrubiconglobal.org.