Posted on September 27, 2014November 28, 2018 by Taylor YehlingWe’re Leaving Our Mark in Cities Across the Country September 26, 2014 Veterans from The Mission Continues are building a legacy of service and leaving their mark in the communities they serve here at home. In St. Louis, veterans renovated an early childhood education center serving undeserved youth in North St. Louis. More than 100 veterans and community volunteers redeployed to a domestic violence shelter in Los Angeles. Together, they repaired sheds, rehabbed facilities and refurbished a children’s playground – providing families with a peaceful place to call home. The Mission Continues Chicago Service Platoon fights hunger and combats food deserts on Chicago’s south side. They’ve constructed a community garden which provides fresh produce to local residents. Across the country, veterans rehabilitated Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C.’s Congress Heights neighborhood. They even painted a much needed three-point line on the school’s outdoor basketball court. A team of veterans from the Jacksonville Service Platoon help clean up the city’s downtown area during “Jacksonville’s Day of Impact” service campaign hosted by a local homeless resource center. Mission Continues veterans and community volunteers came together to transform a nature preservation center in St. Louis. Together they serviced trails, removed invasive species, reconstructed ponds and built a fire ring and seating area for public programs. In San Antonio, a team of veterans transformed a community center that promotes healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and self-sufficiency to individuals and families in the local area. Veterans combat child hunger in our nation’s capital – harvesting more than 1000 pounds of fresh produce at Bread for the City’s 2.75 acre orchard and distributing meals to families who need it most. Strengthen your community and join The Mission Continues today.