• Military Missions in Action is also informally referred to as MMIA.

 

  • Mike Dorman is the Founder and Executive Director of MMIA. He retired from the United States Coast Guard in 1999 after serving for 20 years. After his retirement, Mike was a contractor in Wake County, North Carolina prior to starting MMIA in November 2007. In February of 2013 Mike was presented the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal for his work completed within the community and for our veterans. The President of the United States presented Mike with this medal in Washington DC at the White House.

 

  • In 2012, for every $1.00 donated, $.93 was spent on providing services to veterans with disabilities, supporting our servicemen and women in combat areas and their families, and just $.07 was used for administrative costs.

 

  • MMIA was formally incorporated in the State of North Carolina on November 6, 2007.

 

  • MMIA was approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on January 1, 2008. All donations to MMIA are 100% tax deductible if no direct benefits are received for the donation.

 

  • The primary focus of MMIA is to provide home modification services to disabled veterans to allow them to live independently (services are not restricted to those injured in combat nor is it restricted to disabled veterans from the most recent combat conflicts). MMIA has assisted veterans from the current conflict back to WWII.

 

  • There are five MMIA Programs: 
      1. Operation Building Hope provides home modifications to ensure veterans with disabilities can live independently in a fully-accessible home.
      2. Homes for Healing assists veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). MMIA assists veterans who suffer these conditions, which in turn helps in their healing process.
      3. Military Child Access Assistance Program (MCAAP) assists active duty service members and veterans who have children with special needs who require handicap accessibility into their home.
      4. Fill the Footlocker supports active-duty service-men and women serving in combat zones by collecting items which help bring them comfort and our homeless veterans in North Carolina
      5. Operation Warrior Golf the Wounded Warrior battalions in North Carolina teaches veterans with disabilities how to overcome their limitation(s) through the game of golf. Upon completion of the program, MMIA presents the veteran with a gently-used set of golf clubs.

 

  • MMIA has two office locations.
      • Our home office is located on North Judd Parkway in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and is provided lease-free and utility-free by the Young Insurance Group.
      • Our branch office is located on S. Page St. in Southern Pines, NC, and is provided lease-free and utility-free by the VFW Post 7318 of Southern Pines.

 

  • The majority of labor on all MMIA projects is provided by volunteers from local churches, civic organizations and individuals. Electricians, plumbers and other skilled contractors are sometimes paid for their services if their services are not donated.

 

  • From January 2008 – September 2013, MMIA completed over 200 projects, shipped over 14,000 care packages to our servicemen and women in combat areas and assisted over 6,500 homeless veterans at a value of over $2.5 million in services and supplies.

 

  • Since 2008, projects have been completed from the coast of North Carolina to Kannapolis, NC. MMIA services all 100 counties of North Carolina.