On the weekend before Veteran’s Day, Nov. 3rd 2018, The Mission Continues Orlando 1st & 2nd Service Platoons will host more than 100 volunteers coming together from across the Sunshine State to support Puerto Rican evacuee families.
When Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico last year, thousands of families were forced to evacuate to Central Florida with only their most personal possessions in tow, meaning many left behind heavier items such as furniture in the process. Now, one year later, as they transition out of short-term emergency housing and into more stable long-term housing, we have an opportunity to help bring a sense of dignity and normalcy back to these families.
So, for the first time ever, all six of our FL Service Platoons (Orlando’s 1st & 2nd, Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, and Broward County) will be joining forces for an amazing day of service! We will be building furniture in support of the more than 2,000 Puerto Rican evacuee families seeking refuge in Central Florida, and in doing so, reaffirming our commitment to serving our neighbors in their time of need. Specifically, we will be building children's desks/chairs, 2-drawer dressers and kitchen tables as well as preparing “Welcome Home” kits to include hygiene items, linens, children's books, and more.
Please join us as we do our part to change lives in Central Florida through truly meaningful service.
What To Wear :
TMC Blue T-shirt (will be provided)
What To Bring :
Travel Friday, Service Project Saturday, Social event Saturday, Travel Sunday. Personal hygiene, appropriate change of clothes, Motivation.
Logistics coordination will be given
Inclement Weather Plan :
Project will take place indoors.
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.