U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Justin Constantine
While on a routine combat patrol six weeks into his deployment to Iraq, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Thanks to his fellow marines and the courage and skill of a U.S. Navy corpsman, Justin survived. Through teamwork and a positive mental attitude, and with the help of his Give an Hour provider, Justin has had quite a successful recovery. His personal awards from his time in Iraq include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Over the last several years Justin has spoken at numerous military, educational, and corporate events about the importance of a positive attitude, teamwork, and community values in overcoming adversity. Justin serves on the Board of Directors for Wounded Warrior Project and recently accepted a position on Give an Hour’s Board of Directors.
Give an Hour Community Service Project
As part of “A Celebration of Service”, Give an Hour worked with its partners: City Year, American Corporate Partners, Volunteers of America, Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues, and Student Veterans of America to bring together veterans and civilians who rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side to beautify and improve a community garden, for Harlem Grown.
Give an Hour is proud to be the lead activation partner for the health pillar of the Got Your 6 campaign, a national public awareness effort led by the entertainment industry and top-tier national nonprofits. As part of our commitment to Got Your 6 and the Clinton Global Initiative to educate 100,000 students in mental health disciplines about the issues affecting military families, Give an Hour hosted a series of inspiring events in New York City, June 2-3, 2013, under the banner A Celebration of Service. The events included a service project, benefit concert and VIP reception, and a day-long conference for students in mental health disciplines to be held at Columbia University. A Celebration of Service brought together colleagues from the military, government, corporate, educational, and nonprofit worlds to focus on service and train the next generation of mental health professionals while encouraging voluntarism, engaging communities, and creating awareness of the need for critical mental health services.
How to get involved:
Contact Give and Hour at http://connected.giveanhour.org/show/give-an-hour-volunteer-opportunities