Houston's 2nd Service Platoon is actively engaged in preserving the cultural identity of the Independence Heights community.

Independence Heights is a historically African American community dating back to the early 1900s and is known as Houston’s little Harlem, and like Harlem, New York, gentrification is looming in this community where residents have become displaced and homes are now considered eyesores due to the emergence of new housing developments. Additionally, eminent domain is now a threat to residents as the Texas Department of Transportation will soon widen a frequently traveled highway that will undoubtedly cause residents to lose their homes.

Of note, Independence Heights is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey as 65% of homes were damaged by the storm. Harvey is the second hurricane to heavily impact this area in less than ten years. Hurricane Ike flooded the community in 2008.

The Mission Continues will conduct service events in coordination with the Independence Heights Redevelopment council to beautify the community and support Hurricane Harvey related efforts in order to help this community heal. We will collaborate with auxiliary community stakeholders and organization partners in empowering residents to strengthen their community despite the devastation and transformation of their neighborhood.

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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers

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Toyota Center - Houston, TX

March 5, 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Veterans Crawfish Day

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Crawfish Shack - Crosby, TX

March 14, 2020 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors

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Toyota Center - Houston, TX

April 2, 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fight Hunger

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Houston Food Bank - Houston, TX

April 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Together we serve

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Tin Roof BBQ - Atascocita, TX

April 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Earth Day Project

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Northline Community Garden - Houston, TX

April 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Memorial Day Flag Placing

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Houston National Cemetery - Houston, TX

May 24, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Together we serve

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Tin Roof BBQ - Atascocita, TX

June 9, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Houston Foodbank with the Astros Foundation

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Houston Food Bank - Houston, TX

July 25, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Project C.U.R.E with the Houston Rockets

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Project C.U.R.E Houston Sorting/Distribution Ctr. - Houston, TX

August 1, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wreaths Across America

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Houston National Cemetery - Houston, TX

December 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Burgers & Karaoke Night

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VFW Post 8790 - Houston, TX

February 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mug Meeting

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Atascocita, TX

February 15, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Together we serve

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Tin Roof BBQ - Atascocita, TX

February 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM