Gerber Partners with Team Rubicon to Raise Funds for Wildfire Relief

October 1, 2020

Portland, Ore. (Oct. 1, 2020) – Gerber Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives and multi-tools continues its partnership with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide disaster relief for underserved communities, to raise funds in an effort to support relief for the Pacific Northwest’s wildfires. Gerber will co-host the public fundraiser and match dollar for dollar the first $10,000 raised.

Gerber’s partnership with Team Rubicon is founded on a mutual dedication to community and a hunger to solve problems. This has never been more true than in recent weeks as wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest where Gerber and its employees call home.

“Thousands in our local community are grappling with a new reality and how to move forward,” said Natasha Braunwart, Gerber’s Global Community & Events Manager. “Gerber wants to help and these funds directly support Team Rubicon’s efforts to respond and rebuild the places we call home.”

With assessment teams already deployed across the West, Team Rubicon is prepared to step in and provide assistance to the affected communities.

The fundraiser will last from October 1-15, 2020 and will support Team Rubicon in their operations to rebuild communities hit by these disasters. For more information on how you can contribute please visit this link or gerbergear.com.


About Gerber: Gerber is a leading global supplier of activity specific knives, multi-tools and problem-solving gear. Built on the pillars of craftsmanship, innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to quality and service to others, the trusted brand features a diverse portfolio of equipment for recreational and professional end users. For more information please visit www.gerbergear.com.

About Team Rubicon:

TEAM RUBICON serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service by leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Founded following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the organization has grown to over 130,000 volunteers across the United States and has launched over 700 operations both domestically and internationally.

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Team Rubicon has not only pivoted to be able to continue to deliver disaster response and rebuild services in core mission areas, but has also expanded their scope of missions to meet community needs brought about by COVID. The has required the development of extensive protocols that allows it volunteers, also known as Greyshirts, to swiftly and safely continue to deliver on its core mission of disaster response which has recently included operations for Hurricanes Laura, Isaias, Hanna and the recent derecho in the Midwest. Team Rubicon has also adapted its capabilities to respond to the pandemic by assisting in activities such as food delivery to at-risk populations, coordination and logistics support for those in temporary quarantine, and opportunities for volunteers to help their neighbors through individual acts of service. Additionally, Team Rubicon has helped local, state, and federal partners with a direct medical response, including running mobile testing sites, decompressing hospitals, and providing on-site medical assistance. Visit www.teamrubiconusa.org for more information. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.


Natasha Braunwart
Gerber Gear
Global Community & Events Manager

Josh Headley
Backbone Media
PR Account Manager
970.963.4873 ext. 216

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Link for fundraising site: https://fundraise.teamrubiconusa.org/gerberwildfirerelief