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A mural of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, created at a 2019 Service Project


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
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Our Mission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New and returning volunteers are choosing to leave a #LEGACYOFSERVICE with The Mission Continues. During the month of January, our service platoons are leading a collective effort by hosting service projects for veterans and their communities in cities across the country. All service projects exemplify the values Dr. King championed, honoring his legacy, and tackling the challenges our communities are facing. 

Last year our Houston Platoon saw more than 400 volunteers show up for a MLK service project. Check out this article by the Houston Chronicle featuring this project in detail and the impact TMC volunteers made. 

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I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MLK National Day of Service Highlights

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About The Mission Continues

Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving them the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more. The Mission Continues’ vision is for all veterans with a desire to continue their service to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities in a lasting and impactful way, while gaining ongoing exposure to opportunities for veteran connectedness, purpose, and growth. 

Who Should Volunteer 

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How To Volunteer 

Click “Register” on any event on the map and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will then get an email confirmation and updates about this event through email.  

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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If you are unable to volunteer, but want to support those who do, click below to make a donation amount of your choice.


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Tell us what you did, the people you connected with and why it mattered to you! We’re excited to showcase how you’re making a difference in your local community.

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Learn About Our Impact

We continue our mission all year round with various types of service projects, impacting our communities and the veterans who continue to serve.

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