IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QuickBridge, a privately-held, leading financial services firm offering working capital to small businesses nationwide, is pleased to announce it raised more than $10,000 for Team Rubicon’s community focused disaster response for the recent Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria disasters.
Team Rubicon, a veteran-led nonprofit, is a disaster response organization that repurposes the skills of military veterans to provide them with opportunities to continue works of service. Veteran volunteers pair the knowledge and experience they cultivated during their years of service—emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership—with the specialized skills of first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to disaster zones.
When Category 3 Hurricane Harvey devastated Eastern Texas, causing catastrophic flooding, QuickBridge announced it would support relief efforts and launched a co-branded donation portal with Team Rubicon. The QuickBridge founders decided the company would match any funds donated by employees.
“At QuickBridge, we are committed to corporate citizenship,” said QuickBridge President, Ben Gold. “Many of our customers are in the disaster areas, and we were compelled to step up as a team to make a difference. Providing matching funds was a natural decision for us.”
Cofounder and Vice-President of QuickBridge, Jason Osiecki added, “We have veteran team members, so we loved the origin story of Team Rubicon and felt especially confident knowing our funds would go to boots-on-the-ground relief.”
Before the fundraising campaign reached its goal, two new hurricanes, Irma and Maria, caused further catastrophic damage to the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
“Team Rubicon showed our employees exactly how their dollars would be used for good; for example, a $60 donation would feed three volunteers, or $100 would outfit a volunteer with a deployment kit,” Osiecki explained. “That information really encouraged our staff to give.”
Donations continued to pour in from the QuickBridge team, and on Sept. 24, they reached their goal of $10,000 in funds raised for Team Rubicon.
“The amount of support we have received since recent storms wreaked havoc on many communities has been impressive, and every single donation allows us to help families recover from a natural disaster a little quicker,” said Jake Wood, cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon. “This generous donation from QuickBridge allows Team Rubicon to not only help these communities rebuild, but to also help veterans find a new sense of purpose.”
For more information about QuickBridge, visit https://www.quickbridge.com
To sign up to volunteer with Team Rubicon, visit https://www.TeamRubiconUSA.org
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit https://www.TeamRubiconUSA.org
Founded in 2011, Quick Bridge Funding LLC (QuickBridge) is a privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Irvine, California with a satellite office in New York City. QuickBridge provides short-term working capital loans for small- to mid-sized businesses nationwide. QuickBridge ranked two consecutive years on the Inc. 500 list, and is a previous Business Intelligence Group and Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) award winner. Experience, technical knowledge, strong capitalization and creativity make it possible for QuickBridge to provide smarter funding solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Visit quickbridge.com.
Products offered by Quick Bridge Funding, LLC and affiliates are business loans only. The products are provided by third parties and subject to lender approval. Loans to customers in California are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law License. License number: 603 J292.