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Military veterans converge for service projects

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DETROIT (AP) -

A few dozen U.S. military veterans and reservists are heading to Detroit to perform service projects at city parks and schools.

They are part of The Mission Continues, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that connects veterans with volunteer work to ease the post-military transition.

They will begin arriving this week as part of a mass service deployment. They will remain through June 29.

Their work will include converting a classroom into an art gallery at Central Collegiate Academy, repainting common areas and creating an urban garden.

The Mission Continues spokeswoman Laura L'Esperance says Detroit "feels like a city where people are willing to come together and get things done."

Last summer, thousands of youth participated in service projects in Detroit as part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Youth Gathering.

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