Project NAGA®, Inc.

Never Again Grieve Alone™

Yardley, PA   |  http://www.projectnaga.org

Mission

Project NAGA®, Inc. is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation incorporated under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 for the following purpose or purposes: It is organized exclusively to engage in all legal activities to document the lives, accomplishments, and history to honor veterans of the past, present and future where citizens can gather online or in public for events, discussions, education, recognizing, recruiting, interacting, or visit Veterans on their own. Project NAGA®, Inc. shall promote the use of technology for honoring Veterans and work toward the continued stewardship of the history of Veterans and his or her accomplishments. Furthermore, Project NAGA®, Inc. will work in partnership with private individuals, environmental and recreational organizations, and gove

Ruling year info

2017

President

Mr. Daniel Kohlbek

Main address

P. O. Box 504

Yardley, PA 19067 USA

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EIN

81-5381015

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vietnam Veteran PFC Peter Evans (1946-2017) had a dying wish to solve the problem of elderly veterans dying alone; his belief was that this problem is a national crisis. The belief seems to hold correct. Flowers for Eva™ Initiative. The Flowers for Eva™ Initiative is an Open Source Project NAGA® concept that launches on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018. The Project NAGA Bridge Model™ aims to end the dual public healthcare crisis of elderly veterans dying alone and his or her remains going unclaimed. Supported by doctoral-level research, the Bridge Model™ solution aspires to solve this dual public healthcare crisis by going beyond changes to traditional healthcare education. The solution model encompasses all educational areas and stresses the importance and benefits of community involvement. As the research and pilot studies demonstrate, changes in all areas of education are essential to successfully resolve this dual public healthcare crisis.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Flowers for Eva™

Flowers for Eva™ Initiative is an Open Source Project NAGA® concept that launches on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018. The Project NAGA® Bridge Model™ aims to end the dual public healthcare crisis of elderly veterans dying alone and his or her remains going unclaimed.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Unclaimed Veterans Identified

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Religious groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Flowers for Eva™

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Flowers for Eva™

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Bridge Model™ is an open source solution model for ending this crisis of elderly veterans dying alone and his or her remains going unclaimed in morgues and funeral homes throughout the country. The Bridge Model™ has the backing of doctoral-level research, several pilot studies, and the efforts of hundreds of early supporters.

The identification and integration of knowledge and accomplishments of veterans into our society is a critical and necessary goal for our country. This knowledge is at risk of being lost to history. At current death rates, our entire World War II Generation will be lost in three in and half years. And this crisis is affecting veterans of all generations.

The strategy involves and rewards colleges, students, veterans, businesses, volunteers, and includes the requirement to update existing laws to ensure that this crisis ends. These changes provide our older veterans the assurance they will not die alone, safeguards his or her remains and memories, and integrates the veterans’ experiences into the community to permanently honor our heroes.

The knowledge, experiences, achievements, and lessons learned from our military veterans are critical components to the solutions of many social problems. Furthermore, integrating this knowledge will improve the effectiveness of education in many areas. The initial focus of the Flowers for Eva™ Initiative is to identify, document, honor, and integrate the knowledge and experiences of 17 veterans whose remains went unclaimed, to help end this health care crisis in the veteran community.

Project NAGA®, Inc., has a strong foundation and a solid group of core donors. Project NAGA® has an increasing network of supporters in the Veteran Community. These veterans work with Project NAGA® to find additional unclaimed veterans or veterans dying alone, and when identified, work with community partners to ensure honoring these veterans is accomplished. Furthermore, during the last three years, Project NAGA® has developed the support of trustworthy donors. These supporters are always available to assist and ensure flowers are brought to the veteran's burial site.

The results of the PN1 Eva Binns Life Story study, and additional pilot studies, proved impressive. The identification of significant knowledge gaps in the education of healthcare workers and recognizing documenting the life stories of veterans affects all areas of the education system. Below is the list of accomplishment thus far:

FIRST SONG FOR VETERANS FORGOTTEN AND REMAINS UNCLAIMED
Thank you, Kari Smith, and SweetSong Nashville, for creating the song “Forgotten”. In 2017, there is no excuse for an Elderly WWII, Korea, Vietnam, or any Veteran to be forgotten and die alone. Furthermore, the remains of tens of thousands of veterans, and civilians, are going unclaimed in morgues, funeral homes, and cemeteries throughout the United States. Along with elderly veterans dying alone, these problems have become a national crisis. I believe Kari Smith’s new song “Forgotten” will help ensure problems in the Veteran Community are known and solved. “Forgotten” is most likely the first song to build awareness of these issues. The song “Forgotten” written and recorded by Kari Smith brings attention to the issues of elderly veterans dying alone and their remains going unclaimed.

FIRST OIL PAINTING OF UNCLAIMED VETERAN
Deborah Riccardi, Professor, Art Department, Bucks County Community College (BCCC), took a proactive leadership role in bringing awareness to these issues. Her student, an Air Force Korean War Veteran, and Architect, Bill Edwards, was inspired to create probably the first oil painting of an unclaimed veteran PN1 Eva Binns.

FIRST FRONT PAGE NEWS STORY OF UNCLAIMED VETERAN
Tyler Creighton, Journalism Department, Bucks College, met with Dan Kohlbek, Founder, Project NAGA™, Inc. and Dr. Jan Cook, BCCC. The result of the meeting, and a significant accomplishment, was likely the first photo of an unclaimed veteran presented on the front-page of a college newspaper.

FIRST SOLUTION MODEL BACKED BY SCHOLARLY RESEARCH
The Bridge Model™ is an open source solution model for ending this crisis of elderly veterans dying alone and his or her remains going unclaimed in morgues and funeral homes throughout the country. Critically, the Bridge Model™ has the support of many individuals: several doctors, numerous professors, staff, students, hundreds of volunteers; and has the support of doctoral level scholarly research.

FIRST REVIEW OF EDUCATION MATERIALS TO INCLUDE VETERAN RELATED ISSUES
Thank you to the artists, musicians, writers, videographers, computers experts, historians, culinary artist, and people with various political and religious beliefs for support in the development of creative strategies to include veteran related content into courses.

Financials

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Project NAGA®, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Daniel Kohlbek

Organizational demographics

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