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Upcoming Events

  • May 9, 2018

    8th Annual Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony

    The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, NEOPAT, is proud to present Our Community Salutes, a community based initiative recognizing and honoring high school seniors who are enlisting in the Armed Forces after graduation.


    EJ Thomas Hall
    Akron, OH
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Recent News

NEOPAT: A Year in Review

2017 was a year to be proud of for NEOPAT. We will continue to assist more local military families in Northeast Ohio in 2018 and beyond!  

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Music Therapy Retreat 2017

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 of our therapy occurred at the beautiful Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, The Hall of Fame hosted our final event: a private concert of veterans’ music for family and friends in the amazing Foster Theater. During this event, veterans and songwriters took the stage to share their creations. NEOPAT could not be more fortunate to have such a generous and […]

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The Osborn Family

Meet the Osborn Family. Josh, is a medic in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and he and his wife Megan would love to share their family’s story with all of you. NEOPAT was honored to be able to assist such an incredible family during their time of need!  

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The Branham Family

During a time when fond family memories were to begin, Staff Sergeant Kyle Branham and his wife and daughter found themselves in a different position. Upon buying their first home in Akron, Ohio in 2016, problems began that Kyle nor his wife could imagine possible. An inspection was completed on this home and sold by a credited realtor, so when the Branham family noticed an addition built on the house before they moved in, they didn’t think much of it. Ninety days into moving into their first home, water began backing up in every place that it could. Kyle immediately […]

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NEOPAT Welcomes Our First Executive Director, Jack Newman

We are pleased and excited to announce that with a generous donation from the Dalton Foundation, we have been able to hire our first Executive Director to the NEOPAT team. Operations Specialist Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Jack Newman will be essential to helping NEOPAT grow in our success in the years to come. Jack graduated Lakewood High School and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1986.  He  proudly served the Navy for 30 years in many capacities, including as an Air Controller during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, two tours of recruiting duty, and several 6 month at-sea cruises.  Jack was instrumental as the […]

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I was recently helped out financially by your generous organization. I would just like to thank you and express my sincere gratitude. With your help I was able to maintain a roof over my head and a vehicle to allow me to look and apply for work.  I just graduated with a degree in the field of Respiratory Therapy on May 14, 2015 and am so excited to start this new chapter in my life. Your help has made this transition a lot less stressful with a chance to achieve my end goal of being gainfully employed. Once again, please accept this letter of gratitude and feel free to contact me at any time for future volunteer work or upcoming events. I will forever be thankful for your generosity and compassion.

- Anonymous