Deploy With a Team of Veterans and Build a Stronger Community
Mass Deployment 2019

OPERATION Charm city charge

baltimore, md | June 20-27, 2019

Thank you to our all of our veteran volunteers, community partners and sponsors who made 2018’s Operation Watts Is Worth It a success! We’re excited to announce that the 2019 Mass Deployment dubbed Operation Charm City Charge, will be held in Baltimore, MD. Stay tuned for updates and information on how you can get involved.

What is A Mass Deployment?

A Mass Deployment mobilizes veterans from across the country alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city over the course of a week-long project. We select cities with a need for revitalization and the potential for sustainable growth, ensuring our efforts and resources have a visible impact within the communities we serve. Our purpose: To seed future operations, veteran leaders and motivate more volunteers to embrace new roles of service in their community.

About Our Crew and Ambassadors

Approximately eighty veterans from across the country will mobilize in June for Operation Charm City Charge. Each participant was selected after an application process that received interest from hundreds of veterans – each one ready and willing to commit a week to volunteer service typified by long days of physical and mental activity. But with the stress and sweat comes team-building and opportunities to gain new skills and grow as individuals.





Selected veterans will serve in one of two roles: Crew Member or Ambassador. Our largest force of volunteers will be comprised of the Crew. These are veterans attending a Mass Deployment for the first time, and will operate in teams that will tackle projects as distinct units. Leading each of these teams will be our Ambassadors, who have attended a Mass Deployment as part of the Crew in a previous year. Each role carries different responsibilities, but all are united by a common goal: to build a stronger community.

The Mission Continues will arrange and cover costs related to Mass Deployment travel and accommodations for the Crew Members and Ambassadors selected to participate.

Support our next Mass Deployment

Take your giving to the next level as an official sponsor of our 4th annual Mass Deployment, Operation Charm City Charge. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various amounts to help fund our impact in Baltimore next June. For more information, contact Kat Cheshire, Manager, Corporate Partnerships at kcheshire@missioncontinues.org

Giving Levels

MASS DEPLOYMENT 2018

OPERATION WATTS IS WORTH IT

LOS ANGELES, CA | JUNE 21 – 28, 2018

We united and empowered veterans to make a positive difference in a community in need through their leadership, skills and determination. Mass Deployment is a unique opportunity for veterans to experience individual growth and connection with fellow volunteers, while being of service to others.

For our third annual Mass Deployment (Operation Watts Is Worth It), we selected 80 veterans from across the country to help lead this mission. Throughout this week of high-octane volunteerism, veteran leaders gave their all as they took on tough community challenges in the Watts area. It’s not for the faint of heart — but the experience they shared and the impact they made was invaluable.

Our Impact Report

Mass Deployment 2017

OPERATION WESTSIDE SURGE

ATLANTA, GA | JUNE 8 – 15, 2017

In June of 2017, The Mission Continues deployed more than 70 veteran volunteers to Atlanta’s Westside for a week-long service mission to tackle some of the community’s toughest challenges. The Westside district includes the neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill. Using their skills, leadership and experience, our volunteers worked alongside families and community partners to deliver a week of impact across the Westside.

Our Impact Report

Mass Deployment 2016

OPERATION MOTOWN MUSTER

DETROIT, MI | JUNE 23 – 30, 2016

Operation Motown Muster took place from June 23 – 30, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Over the course of the week, a team of 72 veterans served alongside local volunteers at four locations across the city: Central High School, Priest Elementary School, the Osborn Neighborhood and Recovery Park. This team concentrated their efforts to help revitalize neighborhoods, parks and schools. Each day, the team deployed and executed a variety of high-impact missions including construction, landscaping, painting, and public arts projects.

Operation Motown Muster’s week of service is complete, but our long-term investment into the city of Detroit has only just begun. The veterans of the local service platoon are already hard at work, maintaining the projects created during the mass deployment, fostering relationships with our local community partners and setting the stage for future projects.

Our Impact Report

Mass Deployment Roster OMM