If you watch the news enough, you may be convinced that today’s soldiers enlist in the military only for the educational/financial benefits and often return from duty unable to return to “normal” life due to post traumatic stress disorder or physical injuries. If you hold that viewpoint, you haven’t seen the amazing work done through The Mission Continues.
The Mission Continues was established based on the belief that one single characteristic is universal among soldiers- a desire to serve. When soldiers return from deployment they still have that same core desire to serve their country in some way that makes a difference. These young men and women are leaders. They sacrificed for their country while on active duty and plan to continue making America stronger once they return home. The Mission Continues provides a place for those soldiers to organize and serve their community through service projects.
In addition, The Mission Continues provides the opportunity for civilians to volunteer alongside soldiers so they can interact and get to know today’s soldier as well as thank them for their service. Since its founding in 2007, The Mission Continues has completed 302 service projects across the country. These projects often honor a fallen soldier and provide the opportunity for civilians and soldiers alike to preserve the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom.
If you would like to volunteer to support one of the service projects through The Mission Continues, click here.
Also, you can support their organization through the Now You’re Thinking! campaign to donate 10,000 books so they can restock libraries, schools, and community centers in need.
All you need to do is read as many free online children’s books as you can at http://wegivebooks.org/nyt. For every book you read, we will donate a book on your behalf. Make sure you select the Now You’re Thinking! campaign! Here’s a quick video that shows how easy it is to donate a book: http://youtu.be/wYReetQVKKo