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Shortly after returning from Iraq Our President and Co Founder (Nicholas) had a friend whom took his life which is where WILL (Willis) comes from. After Nicholas gets out the Army and returns home he had heard of a few Service Members he served with losing their life 6 KIA and up to 12 others in various ways over a 3 year Period. Then in 2015 a close friend and an Old roommate had passed away. That had hit hard and got to the point he felt he wanted to do something to try and raise awareness and try and prevent others from reaching the same fate as well as honor those who passed. in 2017 a Tragic event took place with a Soldier Nicholas served with and how we get BATTLE (Battaglia) to form WILL BATTLE honoring those he served with, I had heard a lot about 5k races it was something we did a lot in the military, I usually ran at least one a month. Working with Non profits seemed just to far out of reach and not even a possibility. During my research of doing a 5K my brother in law Larry had mentioned a non profit he was working with and was advertising a Golf outing. I Worked with this org and supported some of their events and thought about trying to setup a 5k for them. I didn't even know how to organize a 5k or organize an event period at this point. I finally decided join the Org to help with their social media accounts from that worked up to Vice President. Bringing us to April 2022 where Nicholas talked to Jamie Lansing our current Vice president about forming a non profit to expand from just working with Veterans to helping Veterans, Police and Firefighters as well focus and get more involved with organizations that build houses for Veterans... Jamie got involved with Non profit organizations in June 2020 Where Lee Collett our Director and Firefighter liaison Volunteers for and organization that builds one home a year for a Catastrophically injured veteran in 2 weeks, we still have 5 Board members who volunteer every year for whole 2 week period. Shortly after helping out with the build in 2020 Nicholas asked Jamie if he wanted to join the board as a director for the Org that Nicholas was serving on Jamie Continued to serve on the board until May 2022, when Nicholas Smith and Jamie Lansing decided to form Will Battle in which we was awarded our 501c3 May 11th 2022.
Will Battle is dedicated to providing assistance to veterans in many forms. We will have events that will help reestablish the camaraderie they miss from the battlefield. We are committed to helping relieve stress and any hardships that those who have sworn to risk their own life to save others being any First Responder or Military. From helping remodel their home to paying a light bill to shoveling their driveway. We Will Battle for our heroes!
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