Honoring our veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, we are reminded of those who fought for us. This month, our United Way Mission United is commemorating the holiday, with a month chock-full of events for veterans and their families.

We are partnering with other community organizations for volunteer projects, workshops and ceremonies. Our goal is simple: to help veterans and their families have a smooth transition reacclimating to civilian life.

Calendar of Events


Mission Continues & Mission United present: Salute to Service in partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation

November 2, 9am –12 pm
29817-29849 South Dixie Highway
Homestead, FL 33033

This family-friendly project that brings together veterans and the community will be focused on the revitalization of Seminole Wayside Park. Volunteers will clean debris, remove invasive plant species, plant native trees and update mile markers around the nature trial.

Participants will be gifted a free tree or house plant as they exit the event, while supplies last.

United in Service

November 11, 11 am
University of Miami, Whitten University Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

General Douglas M. Fraser, USAF, Ret. is going to be the keynote speaker at University of Miami’s Veterans Day awareness ceremony. General Fraser is a founding member and now chair emeritus of Mission United. The event will highlight how a commitment to serve your community is not exclusive to veterans but rather a sense of unity among individuals who know what it is like to serve for a cause greater than themselves.

Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (MSHRM) presents Boots to Suits: a Mission United Workshop

November 19, 5 pm
Keiser University

2101 Northwest 117 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Join the MSHRM as they host a workshop focused on hiring veterans.

The workshop – open to veterans and hiring professionals – will dive into the marketable qualities servicemen and women have – and how that translates into careers in other fields.


JPMorgan Chase Packing Assembly

October 30
JPMorgan Chase executives and staff packed 85 welcome home kits for veterans, containing all the necessities to enjoy the holiday season.

Progressive Insurance’s Keys to Progress Car Giveaway

November 7
Every November, Progressive Insurance hosts a one-day vehicle giveaway event for veterans at various Progressive locations. This year, four South Florida Mission United clients will be receiving much-needed cars to thank them for their service.

Telemundo Packing Assembly

November 12
Telemundo’s Veteran Network, in partnership with Mission United, will pack personal hygiene kits for veterans.

Swire Properties’ Thanksgiving Project for Veterans

November 19
United Way of Miami-Dade is partnering with Swire Properties’ volunteers to pack 85 boxes with Thanksgiving meal staples.

Police Chiefs Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 20
United Way of Miami-Dade, United Way Mission United and the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police partner to serve Thanksgiving lunch for over 200 veterans. Sponsors include Royal Caribbean, Starbucks, the Veteran Affairs Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project and the Miami Marlins.

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