It takes an incredible kind of hero to step up and volunteer at a time when our communities need help the most.

Grand Prize Winner

Alicia Shields

Partner Charity

Team Rubicon – Arizona

Alicia is a registered nurse who works and volunteers around the clock to help with disaster relief and COVID patients. She literally runs toward danger to help others, accepting all risks to ensure she can keep others out of harm’s way. Throughout the COVID pandemic, Ms. Shields has volunteered countless hours both as a nurse at a COVID field hospital in Santa Clara and in the Navajo Nation ER–and as a general volunteer for fire cleanup and hurricane relief. Her relentless capacity for helping as many people as she can, at every opportunity she gets, is not only heroic–it’s beyond remarkable!

Team Rubicon utilizes the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams around the United States and the world. Learn more about how Team Rubicon is helping through the pandemic!


Other Winners

Check out other First Responder Front Line Heroes who’ve been running to our rescue day in and day out.

  • Anika Robinson

    As a full-time volunteer with ASA Now, day after day Ms. Robinson goes out of her way to support and assist children and families impacted by the foster care system. And with COVID-19 dramatically impacting families in need, it’s no surprise Ms. Robinson stepped up to move workshops and support groups to virtual platforms and helped turn Jacob’s Mission Community Center into a distribution hub to provide clothing, hygiene items, food boxes, beds, and other basic necessities to foster children in need.

  • Gina Ogle

    When COVID-19 hit, and masks were in short supply, Ms. Ogle gathered a group of retired men and women and they went to work making masks for frontline workers. From making masks by hand to delivering them directly to workers on the front lines, Ms. Ogle has been instrumental in providing the leadership and framework for a community of volunteers – resulting in getting almost 25,000 masks into the hands of frontline workers in only nine weeks!

  • Mini’imah El Amin

    For more than 14 years, Ms. El Amin has been showing up every day to volunteer at the Cultural Cup Food Bank, providing food, clothing, and even medical and dental services to families, seniors, veterans, and the homeless, many of whom have a restricted diet. Above all, Ms. El Amin does all she can to ensure everyone is helped in a way that allows recipients to maintain their dignity.

  • Marcia Joslin

    The moment COVID became critical, Ms. Joslin saw a need in the community and filled it. Through the Kingman Cares Foundation, she has delivered food and medication to those in need, including those in quarantine for COVID-19. She is currently planning to create a safe quarantine location for COVID-19 positive members of the community who are homeless. Ms. Joslin and the Kingman Cares Foundation provide hope for the entire Kingman community.

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