Founded in 2008, by Michael Dorman, a retired Coast Guard member
Mission: To assist veterans with disabilities, armed forces and their families.
Programs: Fill The Footlocker is a three-part program that ships care packages to active duty service members and K9 units who are deployed; supplies homeless veterans in North Carolina with hygiene, clothing and comfort items; and provides assistance during the holiday season through gift cards to grocery and department stores and unwrapped gifts and toys to military and veteran families.
Homes for Healing provides furniture and household goods to formerly homeless veterans.
Operation Building Hope provides necessary home modification services and wheelchair ramps to ensure veterans or military children with disabilities are able to live independently in their homes.
How has the organization been affected by the pandemic? Fundraising events have been cancelled, and volunteers are unable to come together in large groups, resulting in a 75% decrease in funding.
MMIA is creating new programs to serve the active duty and veteran populations, such as “Taking it to the Streets,” which supports homeless veterans throughout the state.
No contact donation drop offs are available. Supporters are encouraged to donate to our Fill the Footlocker care package program through online ordering and shipping directly to our packaging or office locations.
Biggest needs: With donations down by over $400,000, financial support is our number-one need. We also need volunteers and partners to help with projects like bathroom modifications, wheelchair ramp builds, and picking up and delivering furniture to our previously homeless veterans.
Ways to help: Organize a collection for a care-package drive. Get a group together to help with a ramp build, warehouse work or delivery of furniture.
Increase awareness by inviting MMIA to speak at your small groups and club meetings.
You can support MMIA financially with donations of stocks, property and vehicles; through a one-time or recurring monetary contribution or sponsoring a care package directly through militarymissionsinaction.org.
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