I knew there was more to life than what my small town had to offer. I wanted to see things I read about in school books and escape the small town mentality of being trapped as a product of my environment. I thought college could be my way out, but my parents couldn’t afford to send me. So I joined the Navy, and eventually retired with 20 years of Service.
When I separated from the military in 2013, I found the most challenging part was identifying and finding my purpose again. My only child had just graduated from high school, so I felt my purpose of being a needed mother was gone. I was going through a divorce, so I felt my purpose of being a wife was now gone as well. I was empty and depressed.
Alpha Class and volunteers at their service project on Saturday, January 30th.
The Mission Continues welcomed the newest class of Fellows and Service Platoon Leaders to the team with a three-day orientation in Atlanta from January 29 to 31. Orientations are an intense three days of learning, networking and service ensuring Fellows and Service Platoon Leaders are equipped with the resources they need to make an impact in their community.
The Baltimore 1st Service Platoon deployed to Baltimore City Urban Farm this past weekend to help prepare them for the fall harvest. Leading the detachment of volunteers from The Mission Continues was Leslie Premo, U.S. Army veteran and service platoon leader, who had this to say about the project:
“I have done a lot of volunteering for many different groups but today I’m especially proud to serve my fellow veterans. While working on a community farm in East Baltimore I was honored to hear stories of how different veteran’s groups have effected lives.