Groundbreaking ceremony set for American Heroes Home

ORIENTAL, PAMLICO COUNTY - Military Missions in Action is set to break ground on a home for a Pamlico County wounded U.S. Marine Corp veteran Friday.

The home will help a wounded Marine veteran make the transition from combat to civilian life. With the support of Karrus Ventures LLC, a home will be built from the ground up in Nature's Run subdivision in Oriental. The home will also be custom fit for the person's needs.

The ceremony had a flag-raising by the Marine Corps and an unveiling of the home. Senators Norm Sanderson and Richard Burr attended as guest speakers.

Hosting the event will be MMIA founder Michael Dorman, who was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his efforts helping veterans with disabilities.

MMIA is a non-profit organization that helps members of the Armed Forces and their families. The group has provided more than $2 million in services in conjunction with other programs like Operation Building Hope, Homes for Healing and Operation Warrior Golf.

MMIA is asking for any volunteers, tools, or funding. Anyone can get involved. From the landscaping, to the plumbing and beyond, MMIA needs help from the Pamlico County community to build the home.

 A Marine veteran will be selected in October. MMIA hopes to have the home ready by Christmas day.

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