We are committed to honoring, saluting, and supporting the men and women in the military and the first responders in our community who volunteer to be in harm’s way in order to serve and protect the safety and freedom of all Americans.
Support & Training
No Warrior Left Behind (NWLB) strives to create bonds that will lead to understanding and healing. Through support, training, and empowerment, we want to connect those warriors who have been affected by traumatic events with the resources that they need to move forward. Through the healing process, these veterans and first responders can create change for themselves and others who are struggling on their journey.
Outreach & Education
No Warrior Left Behind (NWLB) provides outreach opportunities to bring together all different kinds of people to create bonds of trust and friendship. There are a lot of caregivers and people who want to provide support and who just need an introduction. NWLB strives to make connections and educate the community on positive and unique ways to display support for the mission. Fundraising is more than just giving financial support. NWLB aims to give emotional and moral support to empower warriors to heal and give back to the community.
Our symbol is the Spartan Helmet. The police (blue), military (green), and fire fighters (red), who hold the line in the face of overwhelming force, don similar protective gear in their daily battles. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, and those who serve. The people who take an oath to serve and protect know and believe that a comrade does not get left behind. Like the Spartans at the Hot Gates, history reminds us that “In Valor, there is Hope.”
In November 2016, NWLB learned that retired officer and marine Kyle Olinger was struggling in his new home in Arizona. Kyle Olinger sustained his injuries breaking up a car theft in 2003. After being shot in the neck, Officer Olinger continued to serve the Montgomery County Police Department until his retirement in 2012. When he relocated to Arizona, he realized he could not see his property and struggled with his health and mental outlook. Responding to a call from his wife, NWLB organized a fundraiser and reached out to Howe and Howe Technologies, Inc. to order and personalize an all-terrain wheelchair (“Rip Chair”) for Office Olinger. With the assistance of the Gary Sinise Foundation, NWLB and Aaron Bailey delivered the new Rip Chair to his family in December 2017, and Officer Olinger is very thankful and excited for the gift of mobility. Kyle and his family thank everyone who supported this important mission and NWLB especially thanks Tony Tuolo from Howe & Howe and Rose Borisow GraFX for their contributions as well.
Click here to watch Kyle rock in his new RIP Chair!