This week Trinity responded to an urgent call from the Richmond District Office asking if we could house a team of volunteers from Team Rubicon.  Team Rubicon (teamrubiconusa.org) is an international non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emerging response teams.  Team Rubicon currently maintains a roster of 130,000+ volunteers.

Team Rubicon is currently coordinating with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and other organizations to meet the humanitarian need in the Afghan Refugee Resettlement effort.  Their teams are supporting logistics, the management, and distribution of donated goods at participating bases across the country including Ft. Pickett and Quantico.  The teams staying at Trinity will be expanding the effort to Ft. Lee by processing donated goods at the Salvation Army Warehouse (the old J.C. Penny at Regency Square.)  Teams will be housed in Trinity Hall, Oct. 15-31.

Provide Dinner

While these teams are responsible for themselves, we want to warmly welcome our guests in the name of Jesus Christ.  If your group would like to provide a dinner (for 15-20 hungry veterans) PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.  Dinners should be brought to Trinity Hall at 6:00 PM. Those providing dinner should plan to drop off the meal, but not serve it.

Let’s support the effort with great Trinity hospitality!

Questions?  Contact Bill Pike at bpike@trinityumc.net 

All Team Rubicon members are vaccinated, per Team Rubicon policy. Their stay at Trinity has been approved by our Healthy Church Team/PRG.