Additional projects included creating green spaces on the Atlanta Beltline, revitalized the English Avenue Campus into a community space and volunteering with Quest Veterans Village to motivate veterans working to support other veterans. The projects took place from June 9 - 14.
“Atlanta needs our veteran community to be activated to help solve its problems and lead Atlanta into a bright future. This project is a catalyst and call to action for our local veteran community to take a bigger role in supporting and serving in our communities,” said Marcus Ruzek, program director- Military and Veterans at The Marcus Foundation and an Army veteran. Ruzek worked on the Atlanta Beltline projects.
Aside from Operation Westside Surge, The Mission Continues seeks volunteers for its various monthly events in and around Atlanta’s Westside and in major metro areas across the country.
“Veterans add unparalleled capacity to energize this kind of transformation and manage projects to ensure the change is sustainable,” said Bruggeman. “It allows us to leverage the skills, leadership and training we gained through the military to have a meaningful impact on the home front.”
Who’s doing good?Each Tuesday, we write about charity events such as fun-runs, volunteer projects and other community gatherings that benefit a good cause. To suggest an event for us to cover, contact Devika Rao at doing.goodAJC@gmail.com