The NFL team's staff worked with The Mission Continues to beautify the St. Louis County park in Maryland Heights park last week.
While the players were busy game-planning for their Sunday matchup against the Miami Dolphins, employees of the St. Louis Rams were at work in Maryland Heights, making a difference at Creve Coeur Park. Team employees worked with "The Mission Continues" and the Audobon Society to plant trees and shrubbery at the park October 12. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a Parkway North High School graduate. The organization is devoted to putting a returning veteran's skills to use by serve their communities at home.
Organizers surpass financial goal and announce a partnering organization for the late January event.
A grassroots effort that began just a couple weeks ago to welcome home troops from Iraq with a parade in downtown St. Louis is now a reality. The group has announced that it has met its goal of raising $25,000 to honor the veterans on Jan. 28. It is set to meet with St. Louis officials regarding plans on Tuesday. Organizer Craig Schneider, of St. Charles, told KMOX-AM that the parade is not just a way to welcome veterans back home and to say thank you. It's to help them adjust and to allow them to put their military skills back to work in the community. Schneider is co-organizing the event with Tom and LaDonna Applebaum who live just outside Creve Coeur. The Mission Continues, a national veteran's nonprofit organization, has agreed to …