Veterans’ nonprofit sending over 80 volunteers to create meaningful change in Maryland’s largest city
The desire to be of continued service is driving more than 80 U.S. military veterans from across the country to Baltimore for Operation Charm City Charge. The veterans are volunteers with The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to continue their service and empower communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact. Operation Charm City Charge is the organization’s fourth Mass Deployment, a team-based program that mobilizes veterans alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city for a week of community impact.
From June 20-27, the veterans will team up with city officials, community organizations and funding partners to address critical community needs throughout the Baltimore neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Harlem Park West. Together, they will activate to support under-resourced areas and provide a boost to ongoing revitalization efforts through a series of service projects in Maryland’s Charm City.
“Baltimore is a city with a rich history and a bright future, and The Mission Continues is proud to connect veterans to communities in south and west Baltimore during Operation Charm City Charge,” said Spencer Kympton, president of The Mission Continues. “Our veteran volunteers will bring their skills, energy, and resources to serve alongside our dedicated community partners for a week of collaborative and high-impact service.”
The Mission Continues has been active in Baltimore for the past four years and will scale their local footprint through Operation Charm City Charge. For the event, they have collaborated with community and city organizations and agencies, developing service projects based on their needs and goals. The project sites include two of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, where volunteers will beautify parks to make them safer and more useful for residents, improve students’ learning environments in schools, and more.
Operation Charm City Charge is made possible in part by the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” grant, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Under Armour, the Abell Foundation, CarMax, The Home Depot Foundation, and Lockheed Martin.
Source: Veterans News Report