One veteran's experience as a Mission Continues Fellow with Team Rubicon in the Philippines

Posted February 3, 2014

By: Mission Continues Fellow and Team Rubicon Volunteer, Anthony Bari

Anthony Bari served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He lives in Washington, D.C. and is serving as a Mission Continues Fellow at the United Way of the National Capital Area. Anthony is also a Team Rubicon volunteer.

Around November 15, 2013 I was called to join Team Rubicon on Operation: Seabird to aid the relief efforts in the Philippines. It was an honor to join them on such a mission. I am active with Team Rubicon and have joined them at events in Region 3, deployed to Moore, Oklahoma on Operation: Starting Gun and most recently on an international mission to a country that I know and love.

To give a veterans the chance to regain self-worth and purpose goes a long way toward the goal of disaster relief and community impact. This is why organizations like Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues will not only succeed, but thrive. They challenge you to be something better than a vet with an “I used to be…” attitude. Our generation of military veterans and volunteer service members are some amazing people, and I am proud to be within their ranks.