Operation Watts is Worth It will deploy to Watts June 21-28 with 85 veteran leaders helping Watts in a Mass Deployment.
A Mass Deployment mobilizes veterans from across the country alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city over the course of a week-long project. The Mission Continues selects cities with a need for revitalization and the potential for sustainable growth, ensuring our efforts and resources have a visible impact within the communities we serve. Their purpose: To seed future operations, veteran leaders and motivate more volunteers to embrace new roles of service in their community.
Why have they chosen Watts?
A community with a history older than the state of California, Watts has been called the most powerful neighborhood in Los Angeles. As with many urban areas in America, residents face daily trials related to under-resourced schools, depopulation, disinvestment and underemployment.
The capacity and resources of social services organizations in the area are spread thin, so those who need assistance most often find it hard to access help.
Through it all, Watts has maintained a unique and vibrant identity and its residents deserve a brighter future.
Now more than ever, reasons to hope abound. City officials, corporate leaders and philanthropic organizations are coming together to make investments in the neighborhood and positive progress is on the horizon.
Local community groups have been actively engaged in creating a better tomorrow for themselves and the families who live there.
Now, veterans are responding, too. By reporting for duty alongside The Mission Continues, residents can take part in creating solutions to address these challenges and ensure positive progress continues.