On Veteran’s Day, when our country celebrates those who have served in our military, let’s flip the typical narrative of serving and thanking veterans. I don’t want someone to thank me; I want them to serve with me.
Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) November 03, 2016
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host multiple service projects across the country the week of November 5th – 12th, 2016. The projects aim to engage veterans by activating them to lead and serve others in their communities. Primarily, veterans will be serving alongside local teens, young adults, and other civilians, to build and strengthen character in future generations.
“Serving those in need in our community is critical to TMF’s larger goal to redefine America’s national character,” says Marine Corps veteran and TMF Chief of Staff Josh Jabin. “On Veteran’s Day, when our country celebrates those who have served in our military, let’s flip the typical narrative of serving and thanking veterans. I don’t want someone to thank me; I want them to serve with me. By serving together, we break down all the barriers and build a stronger and more unified nation.” By uniting the community for a common cause through service, volunteers live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” mantra of TMF and spearhead a movement of character, leadership, and selfless service.
TMF will be hosting projects across the country in cities such as Charleston, SC; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; Washington, D.C. and many others. This past April TMF hosted veteran-led service projects around the country, which resulted in over 7,000 hours of service given back to the local community. The local service projects will include community clean up events, assembling care packages, serving at veteran retirement homes, and much more. Those interested in volunteering for an upcoming project near them can register or learn more by visiting http://www.travismanion.org/nsw/
About Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is a qualified 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to empowering our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.
National Point of Contact
Derrick Morgan - Travis Manion Foundation, Director of Marketing
(215) 622-2225 - Derrick(at)travismanion(dot)org
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WHAT: TMF National Service Week Projects, where veterans will serve within their community alongside local teens, young adults, and other civilians, to build and strengthen character in future generations.
WHERE: Nation-wide, currently scheduled in cities such as Charleston, SC; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; Washington, D.C. and more.
WHEN: November 5th – 12th, 2016