Regional Military Missions in Action Director for Southern Pines, Tony Lennon, gave a stirring presentation recently at the Kiwanis Club of Seven Lakes about the impact MMIA have had on assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces, and their families.
Some of their projects included installation of a metal ramp (using donated parts) at the home of a veteran’s widow, motorized tub lift for WWII amputee, complete renovation of a donated house to MMIA with the stipulation that it be provided to a deserving veteran family.
Their Fill the Footlocker program works with the local community to collect donations of personal hygiene items, snacks, and movies to ship to soldiers overseas.
Lennon said, “When we’re not building things or sending care packages overseas, we selectively collect and distribute used furniture and appliances, help veterans with small repairs and in some cases find them assistance from other non-profits.”
MMIA’s mission is to be “dedicated to assisting veterans, members of the armed forces, and their families.” Their vision is “to set the standard of support for our veterans, members of the armed forces and their families by engaging neighbors, businesses, and organizations, and their core values are “accountability, dedication, honor, integrity, patriotism, and service.”
Lennon ended his presentation by thanking the local community for their fantastic support and to the wonderful crew of volunteers who allow Kiwanis Club of Seven Lakes to channel over ninety percent of all donations directly to their projects.
If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more about MMIA, please call 910-603-5999.
The Kiwanis Club of Seven Lakes meets each Tuesday at 12:00 Noon (11:30 am optional lunch) in the Chapel of the Pines Fellowship Hall in Seven Lakes, NC. Everyone is welcome to join them. Visit their website “www.kiwanisclubofsevenlakes.
Feature photo L, R: Tony Lennon, MMIA Southern Pines Director and Frank Hayes, Kiwanis of Seven Lakes Program Chairperson