LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fifth annual Team Rubicon Salute To Service Awards presented by Kirkland & Ellis will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Willie Geist, host of NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" and co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," will be the evening's host.
The fundraising event will honor and support the military veterans and first responders who dedicate their lives to serving those in need. This year's event will feature U.S. Navy Admiral (ret) Michael Mullen as a special guest. Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2007 to September 2011.
Tickets are now on sale. For more information on purchasing individual tickets or becoming an event sponsor, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org/2017NYSTSAwards.
Ticket sales and donations collected through the Salute To Service Awards directly support Team Rubicon's disaster response operations in communities across the world. The organization deploys volunteers to disaster zones and does not charge residents for services provided. Through disaster response, Team Rubicon also helps veterans find a new sense of purpose, community, and identify often lost after leaving the military.
"April 23 kicks off National Volunteer Week, and the Salute To Service Awards is just one way we celebrate the investments of our volunteers and supporters," said Jake Wood, Team Rubicon cofounder and chief executive officer. "Companies like Kirkland & Ellis have demonstrated unwavering support for Team Rubicon and our nation's veterans, and we are honored to have them as our title sponsor."
U.S. Marine Corps veterans Jake Wood and William McNulty founded the nonprofit in 2010 following the massive Haiti earthquake. Team Rubicon has responded to over 175 disasters across the United States and world, including providing immediate relief to communities affected by Hurricane Matthew to wildfires in Canada and the refugee crisis in Greece.
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 http://www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.
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