The Mission Continues Fellowship program is the flagship project of the Center for Citizen Leadership - a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Our mission is to award Fellowships to wounded and disabled veterans for volunteer service in their communities. Our goal is to provide service opportunities to wounded veterans who still have the desire to serve their country, but whose disabilities prevent them from continuing to serve in the military. The Mission Continues accomplishes this goal by awarding Fellowships to veterans who have suffered injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Mission Continues was built on the belief that our returning wounded should be recognized not only for the sacrifices they have made, but for everything they have left to give. It awards fellowships to empower wounded and disabled veterans to serve in their communities. In doing so, it sends the message: "We still need you." America owes these men and women a great deal, but as a nation, we have much left to learn from them. While injury may have changed the nature of their service, their mission continues, and it is as important as ever. The idea behind The Mission Continues was born on the streets of Fallujah and in the recovery wards of Bethesda Naval Hospital. In 2007, Eric Greitens was wounded in Iraq, and returned home to find many of his fellow wounded eager to continue serving their country... The Mission Continues About Page
Join us April 24, from 0730 to 1400 (2p) - there will be shifts - for the St. Louis Stand Down Project at Soldier's Memorial. "Stand Down" is a military term originating from times of war when exhausted combat troops were given the opportunity to return to a place of relative security to rest and recover. The homeless vet's enemies often include lack of shelter, unemployment, physical and emotional difficulties, legal difficulties, substance abuse, and hopelessness. The St. Louis “Stand Down Project” brings together St. Louis' homeless veterans, or veterans at risk of becoming homeless with programs and service providers who can assist them by providing no-cost services, information and assistance. Services will be available in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, medical health, employment, benefits, and housing. FYI, for everyone, April 17th -April 25th is National Volunteer Week - (of course, for us, every week is Volunteer Week. Go, SLVG!)
VOLUNTEER PROCEDURE Ok, now for the fun stuff ;-p...
- St. Louis wants you! ;-) Register for this event online (you can make a donation, too, if you want)
- RSVP, here, second, so that everyone will know who else to is going and who to look for on site.
- Show up . That's it NOTE: Anyone can propose a volunteer opportunity or even organize a volunteer opportunity. I'm always open to suggestions. Email me with the volunteer opportunities in your area, too. -Ed and downlad Adobe Reader, first.