VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WORK ALONGSIDE POST-9/11 VETERANS
Two Large-Scale Service Projects Both Seek 100 Volunteers
HOUSTON, TX – On Thursday, June 7 and Saturday, June 9, two veteran-led service projects will take place in the Houston area. Mission Continues Fellows Paul Delacerda and Bryan Escobedo will lead these large-scale service projects to improve the Houston community and inspire other veterans to continue their service here at home. Both projects are seeking 100 volunteers.
After serving in the Army as a paratrooper and infantryman, Delacerda was medically retired in 2009 after several deployments overseas. Delacerda has drawn upon his musical roots to ease his transition back into civilian life, forming a musical therapy group called Rock 4 Recovery. Delacerda’s project will refurbish the facilities and grounds of the program’s offices, including light construction, painting and ground maintenance projects. The project will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes a free lunch from The Mission Continue’s national partner, Carl’s Jr.®
Escobedo served three deployments in Iraq with the Marines, achieving the rank of Corporal and later Executive Officer of Engineers. Since returning home, Escobedo has continued his education by pursuing a degree in Communications and served his Mission Continues’ Fellowship at the Lone Stare Veteran’s Association. Escobedo’s project will be conducted at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Adaptive Sports and Recreation grounds. Volunteers will build wheelchair ramps, install a Victory Garden, landscape and beautify the grounds and construct awnings and shade structures. The project will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and includes a free lunch from Carl’s Jr.
Carl’s Jr. partnered with The Mission Continues as a national beneficiary for its Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign and is proud to support the organization through event support – fueling project volunteers with a hearty lunch – as well as financial assistance. The company has a rich history of rallying behind organizations that support the nation’s military families and veterans.
As Mission Continues Fellows, both Delacerda and Escobedo have taken the challenge to serve and lead in the Houston community, using the skills they acquired while in the military to serve again here at home. Each Mission Continues Fellow serves for six months at a local nonprofit. Through service, these veterans find renewed strength and purpose while building stronger communities. At the culmination of their fellowships, each Fellow leads a service project in their community, allowing them to feel more connected to their communities and helping civilians gain a better understanding of our men and women in uniform.
Delacerda Project: Thursday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be served by Carl’s Jr.) Rock 4 Recovery
Houston, TX 77011
Volunteers needed: 100
Register for Paul Delacerda’s Project HERE: https://missioncontinues.zissousecure.com/events_calendar/details/June7
Escobedo Project: Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (lunch will be served by Carl’s Jr.) Metropolitan Multi-Service Adaptive Sports and Recreation
475 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
Vounteers needed: 100
Register for Bryan Escobedo’s Project HERE:
About The Mission Continues: The Mission Continues challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America. The organization was founded by former US Navy SEAL Eric Greitens in 2007 when he returned from his final deployment to Iraq, fueled by the deep belief that veterans are civic assets. The Mission Continues offers six-month community service fellowships to veterans, awarding over 350 fellowships to date. The organization does not offer charity; rather, it challenges returning service members to utilize their tremendous skills and leadership to continue serving our country at home. For more information, please visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.
About Carl’s Jr.: Carl’s Jr. is celebrating more than 70 years in the quick-service industry. What began as a lone hot dog cart in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1941 is today a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of fiscal 2012, the Company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,243 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 25 countries, including 1,313 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,912 Hardee's® restaurants. For more information, or to find a Carl’s Jr. near you, go to www.carlsjr.com. Carl’s Jr. social media sites include www.facebook.com/carlsjr, www.twitter.com/carlsjr and www.youtube.com/carlsjr. For more information on Stars for Heroes, go to www.facebook.com/starsforheroes.