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VETERANS REPORT FOR DUTY IN PORTLAND IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Volunteers with The Mission Continues from across Portland
will report for duty to serve at the American Legion Post #134
On Saturday, January 13th, more than 40 post-9/11 veterans and community members will report for duty to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through an impactful day of service at the American Legion Post #134.

The Mission Continues has organized a series of service events nationwide where veterans and local volunteers will join forces to have a positive impact on tough community challenges and remember the legacy that Dr. King left behind. The veterans are volunteers with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.

In the Portland area, in honor of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, veteran and community volunteers of the Portland 1st Service Platoon will partner with the community at the American Legion Post #134.

Post #134 is located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District in NE Portland, Oregon. They are more than just an American Legion post. They are a place for veterans to come and find purpose, support, and camaraderie. Post #134 works with their neighbors to help those in need. On any given day, you can see combat veterans, artists, writers, members of the LGTBQ community, dragon boat paddlers, or even the Oregon Symphony at the Post. They are eclectic and they wouldn't have it any other way.

To support their efforts, volunteers from The Mission Continues will report for duty in their community by taking on a series of challenging projects, designed to enhance the space, and help the post. Music, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

The Martin Luther King Jr. - Day of Service Project is just one of many initiatives led by The Mission Continues that empower veterans to continue serving at home by mobilizing together and solving challenges specific to their communities. For more information on how to report for duty in communities across the country and all throughout the year, click here.

WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9am - 3pm

WHERE: American Legion Post #134, 2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

CONTACT: Doug Pfeffer, The Mission Continues | 253-514-3714 |  dpfeffer@missioncontinues.org

Register to attend at  https://www.missioncontinues.org/event/details?id=a1l1W000005yyD6QAI

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 us on Twitter and on Facebook.

The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans' organization, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans care and rehabilitation, Americanism and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation. To learn more, visit  http://www.legion.org/

homepage: homepage: http://https://www.missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/portland-1st-platoon