This week's patriotism spotlight shines on Travis Manion, a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps who gave the ultimate sacrifice on April 29, 2007 while serving his country. Before he left for his final deployment in Iraq, Travis said, "If not me, then who..." This sentiment would come to be the driving force and mission statement behind the Travis Manion Foundation.
What Is the Travis Manion Foundation?
Headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Travis Manion Foundation was created by Travis Manion's mother, Janet Manion, in 2007. With a mission to "empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations" and a vision "to create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that is built on character," the Travis Manion Foundation continues to do good on a daily basis.
How Does the Travis Manion Foundation Help the Community?
The Travis Manion Foundation carries forth the legacy of Travis Manion by instilling character within the community through various events and volunteer service projects that help others. With nine office locations throughout the United States, including the headquarters, the Travis Manion Foundation has a large reach as to communities throughout the nation. Some of the ways that the Foundation volunteers help others and pursue the mission of the Travis Manion Foundation include building homes, collecting and packing donations, working in community gardens, giving speeches to the community with the values of the Foundation in mind, and so much more!
Find Out More About the Travis Manion Foundation
Learning more about the Travis Manion Foundation and lending a hand is easy to do. Visit the Foundation website and see if you have an office location near you. If not, don't worry. You can still volunteer with the Travis Manion Foundation. Simply identify a need in your community, express how you'd like to help, and then reach out to the Foundation for more details.Travis Manion and the Travis Manion Foundation embody the true meaning of patriotism.