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Veteran Volunteers Serve Their Communities During Pandemic

Veterans August 18th, 2020

Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues support their communities

The Mission Continues and Team Rubicon, are encouraging low-risk veterans to answer the call to serve their communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Team Rubicon's “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program, veteran volunteers support vulnerable community members by delivering food, medicine, and other supplies; providing essential transportation; and helping with other day-to-day tasks that higher-risk individuals can't do. Team Rubicon grey shirts coordinate volunteers to assist at food banks and work with food delivery services, such as Meals on Wheels; manage quarantine sites and shelters; coordinate and organize drive-thru testing sites; and provide coordination for other disaster response activities. The Mission Continues launched "Operation Nourish" to combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and help to build capacity in other non-profit organizations. Veteran volunteers grow, collect, and distribute food to people in under-resourced communities. As an added benefit, service and volunteerism have proven to be effective interventions that improve mental health outcomes for veterans.

Click below to learn more from Team Rubicon and Mission Continues about Neighbors Serving Neighbors and Operation Nourish: