News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • September 18, 2019

    Adopt-A-Military Family

    Now through December 1st, NEOPAT is setting out to help over 80 military families right in our back yard this holiday season by providing food, clothing, winter coats and gloves as well as toys to make the holidays brighter.

    Click here to sponsor and view our flyer for more information.


    169 Kensington Oval
    Rocky River, Ohio 44116

  • December 8, 2019

    Hudson Holiday Walk / Stuff the Humvee Toy Drive

    Join us at First & Main Hudson on Sunday, December 8 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. as we stuff the Humvee with new, unwrapped toys for local military families this holiday season. Drop off toys and wrapping supplies throughout the event and visit with local military personnel and take a photo with the Humvee!  Visit for more details!


    First & Main Hudson, 43 Village Way, Hudson, Ohio

  • December 14, 2019

    Wreaths Across America

    Join us as we remember our fallen US Veterans and honor those who serve, while teaching our children the value of freedom.  Volunteers are needed to place wreaths for approximately 1-2 hours.  Click here to sign up and for more details:


    Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
    10175 Rawiga Road
    Seville, Ohio 44273

  • March 7, 2020

    NEOPAT Gala

    Save the date and stay tuned for details on our annual gala!


    TENK Westbank ~ Cleveland, Ohio

Recent News

2018 Purple Heart Presentation to Corporal Ronald Potter

Ron Potter joined the Marine Corps in April 2001. After completing boot camp and the School of Infantry, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and completed two deployments to Southeast Asia with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Essex. In 2003, Ron was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, with which he deployed to Iraq in 2004 and participated in the 2nd Battle of Fallujah. He remained in the service for another deployment in 2005, this time near the Syrian border to help secure a free election for the Iraqi people. He received his […]

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NEOPAT: A Year in Review

2018 was a year to be proud of for NEOPAT. We will continue to assist more local military families in Northeast Ohio in 2019 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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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