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MILITARY MISSIONS IN ACTION

aka MMIA

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Mission

Dedicated to assisting Veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces, and their families.

Ruling Year

2008

Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Michael Dorman

Main Address

411-B North Judd Parkway, NE

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 USA

Keywords

Veterans, Veteran, homeless, disabled, Military, Homes For Healing, Operation Building Hope, Fill The Footlocker, Tee-Off For The Troops

EIN

26-1379308

 Number

0506826342

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Military Missions in Action is dedicated to assisting Veterans with disabilities, homeless Veterans and members of the Armed Forces, and their families. It is a charitable nonprofit organization which serves five basic needs: 1) provides home modification services to ensure that Veterans with mental and physical disabilities can live independently in their homes; 2) provides furniture and household goods to formerly homeless Veterans; 3) supports active-duty service members and military working dogs serving in combat zones; 4) supports North Carolina homeless Veterans with health and hygiene items, clothing, shoes, and blankets; 5) strengthens the awareness of military children with special needs through social inclusion activities and directly assists with home modifications. MMIA provides services for all 100 counties in North Carolina.

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Operation Building Hope

Homes for Healing

Fill the Footlocker

Where we work

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. To provide home modification and handicap accessibility to veterans and their families. 2. To provide previously homeless veterans all the furnishings and equipment for their new apartment/house. 3. To provide homeless veterans hygiene kits and food. 4. To provide service members with care packages each month that contain food, hygiene items, and personal items. 5. To provide disaster relief when needed. 6. To provide toys/food/gifts at the Holiday season to veterans and their families. Our main goal is to help eliminate homelessness through working with the VA. We want to see our veterans come home to a healthy place of support and love. We want to be a safe place they can call and come to for needs and advice. We want them to not suffer with PTSD alone. Since World War II, the United States has been involved in multiple conflicts and many veterans have experienced the trauma of war and returned home with physical injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These conditions, often combined, make it difficult for our returning service men and women to integrate back into family and community life. Under the best of conditions, government systems can be difficult to navigate, but it can be an overwhelming task for veterans to navigate through the VA system to receive treatments and services that are available to them when they are dealing with PTSD, TBIs and physical injuries. Far too often, a veteran will not find needed support and will become chronically homeless and that homelessness often includes the veteran’s spouse and children. Many of our homeless veterans are still young men and women who need assistance and support in the overwhelming aftermath of their military service on our behalf. Often, they feel guilt and shame because their families have been caught up in homelessness as well. The MMIA’s Homes for Healing program’s collaboration with the HUD/VASH program is a tangible way to show support and appreciation to veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made. A furnished, comfortable home is paramount in creating a safe environment for a veteran to pursue a healthier and brighter future. The major goal of the HFH program is to give back to our veterans who have selflessly served the country and help them to feel “at home,” as much as possible. Each apartment receives on an average $2,000 worth of items.

MMIA participates in ensuring future generations of North Carolinian's have the opportunity to prosper is through the multiple volunteer opportunities we have. Many of these can be accomplished by people of all ages, giving everyone a chance to make a difference. MMIA is not affiliated with any political, religious, corporate or civic entity. We always welcome any group or individual who desires to support our heroes. In addition to Veterans and retirees, MMIA’s volunteer force includes church and community youth/adult groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, homeschooling, college students, youth fulfilling court-ordered community service, and individual young people. Staff or other assisting adults work with our younger volunteers to let them know what projects they will be working on and what needs to be done. In making contributions to our Veterans, military members and their families, these youth also are developing result-driven and interpersonal skills that will contribute to their success as adults. We rely on a small staff and countless volunteers to help reach our mission. We are on the ground working in very tangible ways to ensure that Veterans are not going hungry or without their basic needs being met.

We rely on funding from individuals, churches, civic groups and grants. We have a staff of 5 team members who work in leadership roles over each of these programs. We then rely on our dedicated volunteers who show up day in and day out to pack care packages, fix broken furniture, build wheel chair ramps, pick up donations, deliver furnishings, fix toilets, etc. We really have the most incredible volunteers!

We track each of our projects and our demographics for each homeless Veteran Stand Down. We know by looking at the data, that we are truly making a difference. We get calls and letters and testimonies from people whose lives have been touched by MMIA. We are dedicated to growing and continuing to meet the needs that arise.

As of Dec 31, 2019: 1. 94 cents of every dollar donated to us, goes to our programs and services 2. Assisted over 58,000 homeless veterans 3. Shipped over 63,100 care packages to our active duty servicemen/women 4. Completed 731 building projects 5. 533 families received furniture and household goods 6. 1,918 children benefited from Operation Rescue Christmas

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations.

External Reviews

Awards

2010 AAAA Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award 2010

American Association for Affirmative Action

Jawbreaker Humanitarian Award 2010

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Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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