Team Rubicon joins forces with Habitat for Community Build Day

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization, has grown accustomed to rebuilding communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. But recently, the organization had an opportunity to help build a community as 10 of its team members from across central Florida partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County (HFHCC) for a Community Build Day.

Team Rubicon’s 10-member team paired up with HFHCC core volunteers and partner families to work on four future Habitat homes, helping with vinyl siding, preparation work for flooring installation in three homes and several other tasks at its Habitat at Citrus Springs affordable housing development.

“The teamwork between the two organizations was incredible,” said Dale Lange of Team Rubicon. “We were treated just like one of the Habitat for Humanity team. This is clearly the beginning of a great relationship in Citrus County.”

Habitat for Humanity is a great organization and has much in common with Team Rubicon, said Team Rubicon’s Grant Covington, who helped organize the Community Build Day between Team Rubicon and HFHCC.

“Our volunteers selflessly work to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens at no cost to them,” Covington said. “We love to work hard, get dirty, and be part of something bigger than our individual selves – or in this case, our organizations. There is no greater feeling than knowing we made a difference in the lives of other people. “

Added Justin Leech, COO for Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County: “It was a pleasure to have a veteran-led organization of construction professionals to partner with us in our mission to build affordable houses. We are honored to have them as our new partners in the community and we look forward to the next Community Build Day with Team Rubicon.”

If your organization, civic group, church or business would like to schedule a Community Build Day, call Jeff Bryan, Marketing & Communications Manager, at 352-563-2744 or email [email protected].