Martin Luther King Jr.’s eight core values from the Civil Rights Movement will be the center of veteran-led service projects happening in cities around the country
NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Leading up to and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Mission Continues, a national veterans’ nonprofit, will commemorate Dr. King’s legacy through large-scale community service. Veteran volunteers with the organization will apply their skills in over 45 cities nationwide to transform communities and create lasting impact. A selection of these cities and their projects have been identified as representations of the core values Dr. King preached during the Civil Rights Movement: Nonviolence, Hope, Equality, Faith, Education, Love, Leadership and Selflessness.
“Dr. King unified and mobilized millions of people as forces for change in their community. He and his values are an inspiration to all of us,” said Spencer Kympton, U.S. Army veteran and president of The Mission Continues. “It’s only fitting that we honor him and carry on those values by bringing service-minded people together in veteran-led community action, all across the country.”
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April 6, 2017
Finding That Connection
“I felt for the first time like we were on the same page while volunteering for the service project,” said Nissa Salas, a Mission Continues volunteer in Dallas.
Nissa met her husband Mark Salas after he had separated from the U.S. Marine Corps. Nissa noticed Mark had a hard time relating to her and to other civilians. “He had only one or two friends, and did not trust anyone. His habits were very much military-style and he was shut down from any social activity,” she said.
At the recommendation of their counselor, Nissa and Mark tried volunteer service with The Mission Continues.
Nissa describes their first project. “Our first assignment was painting a computer lab at the Interfaith Housing building, when my husband had just experienced knee surgery. We participated while he was on crutches, and my husband had a smile on his face the entire time.” Continue reading “The Path to Transforming Veterans and Dallas Public Schools”
November 18, 2014
What do you do when you have all the puzzle pieces needed to serve veterans but not enough manpower to put them in place? Call The Mission Continues!
I’m the Program Counselor at Equest, a Dallas-area non-profit that has helped special needs children and adults through the power of equine therapy for over three decades. Two years ago, Equest began the “Hooves for Heroes” program, leveraging their expertise in equine therapy to help transitioning veterans and military families. We’ve accomplished much, but the need is great. Continue reading “Equest Gets a Hand from Dallas/Ft. Worth 1st Platoon”
September 18, 2014
Erik Yohe was born and raised in Liberty, Missouri. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas and is running the Marine Corps Marathon to raise funds for The Mission Continues and support transitioning veterans across the country.
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