Westside News: Mission Continues to Deploy 100+ Veterans to Westside for Week-long Service Blitz

100+ Military Veterans Kick Off Week-Long Service Blitz to Restore Atlanta’s Historic Westside neighborhoods

Large-scale service projects energize transformation efforts around housing, health and wellness, and food access

This Friday, June 9, more than 100 military veterans with The Mission Continues will unite with Westside Atlanta community leaders and supporting partners – including The Home Depot Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and The Marcus Foundation – to kick off Operation Westside Surge, a week-long service marathon to revitalize parks, playgrounds, sports facilities and community gardens in Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill neighborhoods.

Using their skills, leadership and experience, the veteran volunteers will work alongside families and community partners in Atlanta—all of whom are working together revitalize these neighborhoods through positive action and co-operation.

The service projects will take place at multiple locations in the Westside community.

  • Mattie Freeland Park
  • Truly Living Well Urban Farm
  • Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail
  • The Boy and Girls Club at Bellwood Ave.
  • Quest Veterans Village

Volunteers – veterans and non-veterans – of all backgrounds, ages and experiences are welcome. To register, visit www.missioncontinues.org/deployments.

For updates and live coverage of Operation Westside Surge, follow The Mission Continues on Facebook and Twitter!

The Westside Future Fund is a proud supporter of the Mission Continues and is grateful for its partnership in stimulating long-lasting change in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods.


About The Mission Continues: The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more.

Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve. To learn more, visit: www.missioncontinues.org or follow on Twitter.