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Team Rubicon

Hello Comrades,

Here is an organization I wanted to make you all aware of. Team Rubicon has different regions that they serve and ours would be Region 10 (X). If we would like to donate or help there is a fundraisergoing on to bridge the gap for veterans. 

Commander Sullivan


Our Mission

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations.

Team Rubicon Saves Lives.

Since its creation in January 2010, TR has impacted thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama.  TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.

Team Rubicon Engages Veterans.

Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR.

Team Rubicon Sets Itself Apart In the Nonprofit World.

Is it a disaster relief organization? A veteran-focused enterprise?  The truth is it’s both. TR pioneered a new paradigm in disaster response while redefining the meaning of veteran reintegration into society.

Team Rubicon Pioneered the Concept of Veteran-Focused Disaster Response.

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, TR’s military veterans realized a simple truth – natural disasters present many of the same problems that confront troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds and smells.  The skills cultivated on those same battlefields – emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones.

9th Annual Pat’s (Shadow) Run/Walk

header.1The 9th Annual Pat’s Run will return on Saturday, April 20, 2013, as more than 35,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators from across the country will unite to Run, Walk and Honor in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Last year’s run sold out in early April and registration already is ahead of pace.

The 4.2 mile run/walk is symbolic of the #42 jersey Pat wore at ASU. Through a partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, Pat’s Run Shadow Runs will be held nationwide spanning from Portland to New York, and many cities in between. Check the list of 30 cities hosting Shadow Runs for one near you.

Pat’s Run Shadow Runs are casual, fun runs held in community parks and recreational areas. Register online and select the Shadow Run team representing the city in which you wish to participate.

Shadow Run race shirts will be mailed directly to registered participants the week of Monday, April 15 to allow time for arrival prior to your Shadow Run.

For complete information and to register, visit patsrun.com. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Valley’s most popular spring fitness event.

Veteran applicants needed!

(I received this email and wanted to pass it along – Commander Sullivan)

Dear Friends of Rebuilding Together Seattle,image002

As a supporter of the Rebuilding Together Seattle Veterans Initiative to meet the growing housing needs of veterans (and their families) from past and present wars, we wanted to let you know of some exciting changes.

In order to support more individuals who have served our country, we are increasing the annual income limit criteria for veterans.  We are now able to serve veterans who fall into the 80% category of the HUD income guidelines.

Seattle-Bellevue, WA HUD Metro FMR Area – (80%) Income Limits

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Under the revised Veterans Initiative, special preference will be given to elderly veterans and veterans wounded in combat.  We will still accept applications from all veterans that fall into the 80% income bracket, including veterans who served during peace time.

Veteran applicants must:

  • Own their home
  • Live between Everett and Tukwila (North/South) and Lake Washington and Puget Sound (East/West)
  • Maintain current homeowners insurance
  • Provide their DD-214 upon applying

We hope that these new changes will encourage more veterans to apply to receive free home repairs from Rebuilding Together Seattle. Due to several upcoming partnerships with organizations that specifically want to serve veterans,we encourage all veterans who meet our criteria to apply as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support!


Margie Thirlby


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, participating Burger King® Restaurants will be raising funds for the VFW’s Unmet Needs Program throughout the month of November through the annual Burger King® Unmet Needs Fundraiser. Over 1,200 Burger King® Restaurants have participated since 2007 and have raised over $1.3 million in support of the program. Burger King® customers are encouraged to donate $1 or more at participating locations across the country as the proceeds will help military families in need pay for essentials such as rent/mortgage, utilities, medical expenses, vehicle repairs and food.

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Return the Favor

Return the Favor is an awareness and fundraising campaign sponsored by the VFW Foundation to honor, celebrate and support active-duty and retired military and their families. The VFW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), America’s oldest and largest service group for combat veterans.

Return the Favor programs and services fill in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, deserving military families back in the U.S. or America’s often forgotten veterans. Programs support all branches of the military, are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no VFW affiliation. Through Return the Favor programs and services, the VFW Foundation seeks to make military personnel and their families feel appreciated for their service to our country.