The Mission Continues (TMC)
TMC Fellowship Program and Puerto Rico Service Platoon
Location: Puerto Rico/National
A 2009 Civic Enterprises study indicates 92 percent of veterans want to continue serving. Veterans who engage in community transformation improve their own reintegration experience while reinforcing the value and virtue of community and military service on a local level, strengthening our country from the ground up. BWF was the 2013 founding funder of The Mission Continues service platoons, which have expanded to 77 platoons nationally. BWF is pleased that this grant will fund a new Puerto Rico service platoon, which will engage local veterans and support long-term recovery efforts addressing the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. This grant will also fund ten TMC fellows, who receive personal development and professional growth while positively impacting a service organization of their choice. A minimum of five of these veterans will commit their fellowships to the success of the new service platoon in Puerto Rico.