The Mission Continues Announces “United In Service” Campaign in Tampa, Florida to Honor 9/11 Anniversary

The Battle is Over, but The Mission Continues

Tampa, FL, September 1, 2023 — The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering veterans, is thrilled to announce the Tampa, Florida extension of its “United In Service” campaign. This initiative aims to honor the legacy of 9/11 through a series of veteran-led community service projects, with a special focus on Tampa’s under-resourced communities.

Local Leadership

The Tampa initiative is led by TJ Maria, a local army veteran and volunteer platoon leader for The Mission Continues. “TJ Maria’s leadership exemplifies the spirit of community and service that The Mission Continues stands for,” said James Gillen, Chief Development and Marketing Officer with The Mission Continues, who is also a Tampa Bay community member and an army veteran himself.

Event Details

The Tampa community is invited to join local first responders and veterans on September 9, 2023, at New Beginnings, a rehabilitation and homeless shelter for veterans. Participants will engage in various tasks aimed at revitalizing the facility, including constructing new seating, laying brick walkways, and organizing storage spaces.

Date: September 9, 2023
Time: 08:30 AM – 01:00 PM (America/New_York)
Location: New Beginnings of Tampa, 1402 E. Chilkoot Ave, Tampa, FL
Register to Volunteer

To volunteer for this specific event, please register at the following URL: https://www.missioncontinues.org/event/details/a1l8Z00000Br8VbQAJ/

Impact on Tampa’s Military Community

“Being part of the Tampa Bay community and as an army veteran myself, I can attest that The Mission Continues is not just an organization; it’s a catalyst for change,” said James Gillen. “Our work here serves dual purposes: it provides our veterans with a renewed sense of purpose while making a tangible impact on a community rich in military history and presence.”

About The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues is a national organization that empowers veterans to continue their service in more than 40 cities nationwide. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and community leaders, The Mission Continues addresses critical community needs such as improving educational resources, increasing access to parks, and fostering neighborhood identity.

Media Contact

For additional information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Keith Thomas, 765 543-8533, [email protected]
David Alvarado, 956 373-3484, [email protected]
Learn More

For a complete list of volunteering opportunities, visit the following URL: http://www.missioncontinues.org


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