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.
U.S. Army Specialist Adam Hamilton would have turned 29 this upcoming Sunday. He sacrificed his life for our country seven years ago and now his family is turning his memory into something positive for the community. Read this amazing letter from Adam's father, Scott, and join the HAMMY movement on May 19 this year: http://thehammy.org/index.php/event/sponsor.
The team at Pegasus Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center is doing an incredible job with their Military Family Center. The Military Center is now accepting registration for two programs that begin this month for veterans, active duty military, first responders, and their families. Please visit https://www.pegasusfarm.org/programs/military-family-center/general for more information and to register!