The Mission Continues community came together to recognize Veterans Day 2012 with a week of service. From Los Angeles, to Houston, to Minneapolis, to Boston, veteran and civilian volunteers stood side-by-side united for a single objective to improve their communities. Each veteran-led project empowered veterans to feel connected to their communities and helped civilians gain a better understanding of veterans' service and leadership.
In Anaheim, California, over 100 volunteers renovated a local veterans housing facility. In all, volunteers painted three housing complexes, replaced screens and windows, built two rock gardens, and added a lighted path around the facility. In Houston, Texas, volunteers provided a much needed clean up to an elementary schools by painting, building benches, cleaning classrooms, and landscaping the school grounds. On Sunday, over 200 volunteers from across the northeast descended upon the Rockaways, a community in Queens, New York severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Represented by a number of Fellows, staff members, and the chairman of the board, The Mission Continues helped lead the recovery and rebuilding project, providing direct assistance to those still in need following the storm.