Veteran Volunteers Gear Up for Campaign to Positively Impact Communities, Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Get Out The Vote
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Throughout the month of January over 500 veteran volunteers will lead and support service efforts across the country to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The veterans are volunteers with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to continue their service and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.
From January 13-27th, The Mission Continues will build a #LegacyOfService (http://www.missioncontinues.org/mlk-day), further spreading the value of service to veterans and communities with over 34 veteran-led service projects across the country focused on building stronger communities and connecting veterans.
The community-based projects are in partnership with schools, public parks, youth organizations, homeless shelters, and more. Throughout the campaign, veterans, community leaders, and corporate partners will team up to build, restore, and connect with each other and the communities in which they serve.
Additionally, the nonprofit will launch their first ever Vets Vote initiative in tandem to the Legacy of Service Campaign, where veteran leaders will promote civic engagement through nonpartisan voter registration drives at select service projects taking part in the campaign.
"US Service Members have fought and died in order to preserve our right to vote. To honor that legacy, we're doing our part to promote and preserve this right, ensuring that the veterans and our volunteers in under-resourced communities are heard within our government," said Mary Beth Bruggeman, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and president of The Mission Continues. "Our country is better and stronger when people, irrespective of political affiliation, engage in our democracy. Veterans have always led the way in civic engagement, and we're empowering them to continue that leadership."
The service projects will take place in many of the 56 cities where The Mission Continues operates including Atlanta, San Diego, Seattle, Pittsburgh, New York City and more. In Atlanta, volunteers will work to rebuild and restore athletic fields and outdoor learning spaces at Fulton Leadership Academy, while in Los Angeles, volunteers will engage in restoration and maintenance of National Parks.
The Legacy Of Service Campaign is just one example of the many opportunities to serve with The Mission Continues. Veteran volunteers are leading long-term local impact year-round in communities across the country. To help support The Mission Continues or learn how you can get involved locally, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.
The Mission Continues is a national veterans organization dedicated to the empowerment of veterans as community-based leaders. We invest in veterans and under-resourced communities, developing new skill sets and equipping a growing veteran volunteer movement with the tools to drive positive change. Our programs in 56 cities nationwide deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more. Through this unique service model, veterans are provided opportunities for connection and personal growth while generating visible community impact. To learn more, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter at @missioncontinue.
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