Deploy With a Team of Veterans and Build a Stronger Community
MASS DEPLOYMENT 2018

OPERATION WATTS IS WORTH IT

LOS ANGELES, CA | JUNE 21 – 28, 2018

Join us as we unite and empower 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 will give their all as they take on tough community challenges in the Watts area. It’s not for the faint of heart — but the experience you will share and the impact you will make is invaluable.

Why Watts?

Sign Up to Serve With Us

We need the Watts community (and beyond) to report for duty with us. The days of service at the heart of Operation Watts Is Worth It will take place at multiple locations in the community. Volunteers of all backgrounds, ages and experiences are welcome.

Once on-site, volunteers will be asked to check-in, at which point you’ll receive a Mission Continues volunteer t-shirt. All tools, training and resources you will need to complete your task will be provided. Lunch, snacks and water will also be provided to ensure you’re fueled and hydrated throughout the day.

June 23
Great Streets
June 24
Nickerson Gardens
June 25
David Starr Jordan High School
June 26
99th Street Elementary School
June 27
Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School


help us with prep days

Volunteers are also needed to help ensure each project day is executed as planned and on schedule. Prep days have been organized at each project site in the week prior to Operation Watts Is Worth It.

June 13
Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School
June 19
David Starr Jordan High School
June 20
David Starr Jordan High School
June 21
David Starr Jordan High School
Support Operation Watts Is Worth It

Operation Watts Is Worth It is fueled by your support and contributions. You can make a direct impact on the operation by helping us buy safety goggles for our volunteers or lumber needed to build a park bench, and sponsoring participants’ travel and accommodations during the week of service.



Take your giving to the next level as an official sponsor of our 3rd annual Mass Deployment, Operation Watts Is Worth It. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various amounts to help fund our impact in Watts this June. For more information, contact Kat Cheshire, Manager, Corporate Partnerships at kcheshire@missioncontinues.org

About Our Crew and Ambassadors

Eighty veterans from across the country will mobilize in June for Operation Watts Is Worth It. 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.

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.

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