The Challenge America team traveled to Cleveland, partnering with the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to provide a Music Therapy Retreat for our local veterans on October 19-22, 2017. While the majority...
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created to honor patriots who serve, or have served, in the armed forces by working to minimize the sacrifices endured by them and their families.
In addition to voluntarily spending extended periods of time away from home and risking injury or death to secure our freedom, NEOPAT has identified that service men and women often return to civilian life with needs that aren’t directly addressed by existing government programs. Immediate family members of those service men and women also join in the sacrifice by taking on added responsibilities such as overcoming financial hardships and dealing with lifechanging injury or loss of their relative.
Established organizations who are dedicated to assisting these patriots and their families are overtaxed, undermanned and underfunded which puts limitations on their effectiveness.
THUS, THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF NEOPAT IS WORKING WITH AND THROUGH EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT DESERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & FAMILIES WHO NEED ASSISTANCE.
To accomplish this goal, NEOPAT will:
Raise money for a select group of established, local partner organizations in order to improve their effectiveness and maximize their impact.
Utilize and expand our network of professional relationships to connect partner organizations with members of the community who can enhance fundraising, awareness, volunteer and marketing opportunities.
NEOPAT is also dedicated to promoting patriotic acts that will deepen the sense of patriotism locally. By encouraging non-military individuals and families to share time, talents and finances to benefit local patriots and creating interaction opportunities between civilian and militaryfamilies, NEOPAT can highlight the importance of patriotism for generations to come.
Today, Corporal Brad Squires would have turned 39 years old. Let us remember one of Northeast Ohio's fallen heroes, and our 2011 Charles Kirby Wilcox Honoree by sharing words of encouragement and love for his family and friends, below. Happy birthday, Brad. You are always in our hearts and we thank you for your sacrifice! Learn more about our brave hero and his life: http://www.neopat.org/about/charles-kirby-honorees/.
Tomorrow would be Corporal Brad Squires' 39th birthday. It is with great privilege that we share this letter of recognition to Brad's mother, Donna Squires, from the White House. Brad dedicated his life to fighting for our freedoms and we honor him today, and every day. Learn more about Brad and his life, here: http://www.neopat.org/about/charles-kirby-honorees/.
This Wednesday, February 21, would be Cpl. Brad Squires' 39th birthday. Upon Corporal Brad Squires' passing in 2005, The Cpl. Brad Squires Memorial Fund was founded to honor and memorialize Brad and all fallen heroes from Ohio. The fund also contributes to positive community activities that impact on the lives of its residents in a way that reflects the lasting mark Brad and his fellow Ohio Service members made on our lives, on their communities, and throughout the world. Learn more about this fund and the beautiful memorial plaza erected in our servicemen and women's honor, here: http://www.bradsquires.net/mission.htm.