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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Upcoming Events


Rebuilding Together Houston

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Service Project

Rebuilding Site - Houston, TX

July 27, 2019 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Together we serve

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Social Event

Tin Roof BBQ - Atascocita, TX

August 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Support Event

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

August 31, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

ASTROS VS MARINERS

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Social Event

Minute Maid Park - Houston, TX

September 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Remembering 9/11 #UNITEDINSERVICE

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Service Project

Houston- TBD - , TX

September 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Commitment to Service Breakfast

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Special Event

TBD - Austin, TX

October 17, 2019 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

A Fright Night

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Social Event

ScreamWorld - Houston, TX

October 19, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Independence Heights Festival

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Support Event

​Ebenezer United Methodist Church - Houston, TX

November 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Veteran's Day Service Project

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Service Project

Kashmere Gardens - Houston, TX

November 9, 2019 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Independence Heights Holiday Celebration

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Special Event

​Ebenezer United Methodist Church - Houston, TX

December 7, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Recent Events


2019 HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE SUPPORT

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Support Event

Downtown Houston - Houston, TX

June 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beautification Project

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Service Project

Beauty's Community Garden - Houston, TX

June 1, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Memorial Day Flag Placing

with the Houston 2nd Service Platoon

Support Event

Houston National Cemetery - Houston, TX

May 26, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM