November 3, 2017: One of the newest nonprofits on ServeforGood.org is The Mission Continues. Its goal is to “empower veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.” Non-veterans who want to help, including kids, are welcome.
In Houston there are 5 separate platoons, each with its own area of the city and its own projects. Projects include painting and landscaping at local parks and schools, packaging and giving out food to needy families, working at an urban farm, and placing flags at military cemeteries. The platoons did a lot of Harvey recovery work, too.
Next weekend is Veteran’s Day Weekend, and all 5 platoons will be working together to help fix up a neglected historic cemetery where an African American WWI veteran, among other people, is buried. Information about this project is here.
Working with The Mission Continues sounds like a great experience for anyone, but may be especially good for kids or teens who are interested in learning more about what it’s like to serve in the military. Have you volunteered with The Mission Continues? If so, please post a comment about it. Thanks!