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Houston Veterans Honor And Make An Impact In Celebration Of Veterans Day  

The Mission Continues Hosts a Veterans Day Fundraising Event with Guest Speaker Mayor Sylvester Turner Followed by Day of Service at Center for Incarcerated Youth 

On Friday, November 9, veterans and friends of The Mission Continues kicked off a week of Veterans Day observations by coming together at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum to celebrate their commitment to serving the Houston metro area. …

Houston Hosts Platoon Leadership Summit 2018

September 28, 2018

We see veterans as assets, not liabilities. This strongly held belief is core to our programs and events, and Platoon Leadership Summit is no exception. For 2018’s Summit, our goal was to support veteran leaders in our Service Platoon Program in their personal growth, connectedness with other veterans, throughout communities, and within themselves.…

Volunteering Is the New Network

April 20, 2018
By Brian Wilson, Mission Continues alumnus

Brian Wilson is a Mission Continues Fellowship Alumnus and a veteran of the US Army. He is currently the Creative Technology Manager at Combined Arms in Houston, Texas. 

I have volunteered since I was 12. My dad talked to a person at the Parks and Recreation department in our small town and for six hours a week I pulled weeds at parks and picked up trash. I was paid in free soda, which was …

The Start of Long Term Recovery in Houston

October 20, 2017

While shoppers all over the country rushed to grab Friday the 13th sales, 90 veterans from all over the country rushed to grab rakes, power tools, and paint brushes to help restore Houston neighborhoods after the damage Hurricane Harvey dealt.

Immediately following the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, volunteers with The Mission Continues responded with neighbor-helping-neighbor efforts and rallied together to execute an inspiring 9/11 Day of Service project shortly thereafter.

In the time since then, we have committed to

We Made an Impact in Houston, and You Can Too

October 12, 2017
By Alex and Celene, Mission Continues Supporters

Following the devastation Houston experienced by Hurricane Harvey, we asked ourselves the question: If we went, would our help make an impact? The answer was yes.

Even though there was only so much the two of us could do, we thought, if the effort was multiplied by many volunteers, the results would be greater. So we traveled to Houston from New York and with the guidance of The Mission Continues, participated in service …

#HoustonStrong: Rebuilding After Hurricane Harvey

September 7, 2017
Barry Mattson, Central Region Executive Director

It has been heartening to see our Mission Continues family rally together to help us in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. As we have worked with Houston communities for years, it is saddening to see the damage done. While our platoon members and staff are focused locally with neighbor-helping-neighbor efforts as well as working with their operational partners right now, we are planning our long-term recovery efforts too.

I know there are no quick fixes

The Decision I Made, 15 Years Ago Today

September 11, 2016
By Brandi Peasley

I vividly remember the day I left active duty. It was October 1999 and I’d completed my 5-year commitment in the United States Army after graduating from West Point. I signed the paperwork to switch to a Reserve commission and assume my placement into the Individual Ready Reserve. At the time, I thought it was odd how much it bothered me to take off the uniform but I was very determined to go find success out in …

Veterans to Take New Oath of Service in Houston

January 21, 2015


Veterans gather following a service project at Charlie Class Orientation in September of 2014.

More than 100 veterans from across the country will gather in Houston this weekend and take new oaths of service as community leaders. The majority of the veterans in attendance are the newest recruits of The Mission Continues Fellowship Program, a competitive service program through which veterans volunteer with a local nonprofit organization for six months, building new community connections and gaining experience that will help …

Remembering 9/11

September 16, 2014

Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives in the events of 9/11. And five million men and women have stepped up to defend our nation in uniform since that day. Last week, The Mission Continues deployed in communities across the country for a day of service to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Volunteers built playgrounds for at-risk youth, provided much needed maintenance for a domestic violence shelter, and rehabilitated a community river trail  — all in honor