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|Fellows doing Service Project|
We met The Mission Continues fellows for 2011 (100 plus) at their service project on Saturday morning! Pumped up and ready to work they put together 3,000 bags of essentials like tooth paste, soap, shampoo... for homeless children in St Louis. In less than two hours, these organized, hard working veterans had taken boxes of supplies and turned them into individual bags to be given to each child at a homeless center during the upcoming holidays. Essentials we take for granted… yes, time to reflect on how to help others. But by giving back to the local community each fellow was connecting, learning and appreciating themselves too.
|MilAve_Deborah arriving at Gala|
Serving their nation had been their mission while in the armed forces; now The Mission Continues was providing the connection to their local community. Providing core values, a Fellow oath, camaraderie, connections and outreach to socialize and be part of the solution, not the problem. Change the view of many Americans concerning veterans – they want to help!
|Stacking boxes during service project- MilAve_Col_K|
You can find them on twitter and Facebook too! Reminder that this Friday is Veterans Day! Have a great day if you are a Vet and say thank you to one as well!