As the nation observes the upcoming anniversary of September 11, 2001, New York City-based post-9/11 veterans and supporters of The Mission Continues are deploying to Ellis Island for an impactful service project.
Located in the New York Harbor and known as the Gateway to America for over 12 million immigrants from the 1890s to 1950s, Ellis Island is an enduring American symbol of freedom and hope.
Ellis Island constantly needs to be maintained so that over 3 million annual visitors can enjoy, learn, and be inspired by its natural and historic beauty. In honor on 9/11/01, military veterans and community members will spend this day of service working side-by-side, helping the National Parks Service complete deferred maintenance tasks ranging from planting new perennials to revitalizing Fort Gibson and everything in between.
This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues and the National Parks Service designed to improve public access to the history and natural beauty of national parks located in New York City.
TRANSPORTATION: There is only 1 way to get onto Ellis Island - by ferry at Battery Park or Liberty State Park. Ferry tickets will be provided for all volunteers. Detailed project information, ferry departure times and ferry ticket pick up information will be provided after Labor Day.
We hope to see you there!
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What To Wear :
Closed toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We'll provide everyone with The Mission Continues t-shirts.
What To Bring :
We'll provide coffee, donuts, and lunch and all we need you to bring is a can-do attitude
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.