This year marks the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and The Mission Continues is issuing a call to serve and stand UNITED.
Mission Continues Service Platoons nationwide are organizing service projects for veterans and local volunteers to come together, make a difference in their community, and remember those who served and sacrificed in the wake of 9/11.
Austin 1st Platoon is honoring this day by serving with the Mary Lee Foundation at their campus in South Austin. It's difficult to describe their efforts in any brevity. They serve those with low income, the homeless, the intellectually disabled, those with traumatic brain injuries, and many veterans too. They provide day programs, residence programs, affordable housing and so much more.
The Mary Lee Foundation has spent over 50 years doing their best to improve the livelihood and dignity of those in need. We as a platoon are lucky to be able to help. United by the common bond of service, volunteers will tackle projects that will help improve dignity for the residents of this community!
Painting is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make smiles, so expect to do plenty of painting. We will also help with upkeep in the garden areas and common spaces. There is plenty to do and there are more events in the works. Join us, this is the beginning of something special.
What To Wear :
Loose Fitting Comfortable Clothes Closed Toe Shoes TMC Gear
What To Bring :
Veterans Neighbors Friends Family Water Bottle Sunscreen
Parking on site
Inclement Weather Plan :
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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.