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 2011, MMIA only expended 2 cents for every $1.00 collected for administrative costs. For every $1.00 donated, 98 cents is spent on providing services to veterans with disabilities and supporting our servicemen and women in combat areas.
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 WW II, Korean and Vietnam veterans.
There are four MMIA Programs:
o Operation Building Hope - provides home modifications to ensure veterans with disabilities can live independently in a fully-accessible home.
o 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.
o Fill the Footlocker - supports active-duty service-men and women serving in combat zones by collecting items which help bring them comfort.
o Operation Warrior Golf in partnership with a golf professional, the professional 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.
MMIAs office is located on North Judd Parkway in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and is provided lease-free by the Young Insurance Group.
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 July 2012, MMIA has completed over 100 projects and shipped over 8,500 care packages to our servicemen and women in combat areas at a value of over 2 million dollars in services and supplies.
Since 2008, projects have been completed from the coast of North Carolina to Thomasville, North Carolina. MMIA services the entire state of North Carolina.