For Immediate Release


Kym Sanchez, President/Founder of Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc., dream comes true today, Friday 13th Feb 2015, when she takes ownership of the “Ol’ Orinda” in Taos, NM, where she will open the Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Respite Center.

Kym Sanchez, founder and president of Not Forgotten Outreach, served as the Casualty Assistant Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) 1st Infantry Division, Divisional Headquarters in Iraq in 2004-2005, her duties included burying over 180 soldiers. She also buried her husband, SGT Timothy Sanchez, who was killed in action in 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, whom the non-profit is dedicated in Memory of.

Kym’s extensive first-hand knowledge of the emotional trauma of military families invigorated her to form the 501(c) (3), Not Forgotten Outreach; with the mission of providing therapeutic and recreational activities for Military Families. Since conception in Feb 2013, Not Forgotten Outreach provided programs for over 4,403 Military Families members.

The Not Forgotten Outreach Military Respite Center Taos, NM, is a place for Military Families to come together, and help each other reintegrate into society.
The “Ol’ Orinda” is a place of respite, calm and peace, allowing Military Families to address their mental health and cognitive needs with others who “walked in their shoes” after returning from war.

By providing an outdoor, rehabilitative retreat that promotes peer connection, challenging outdoor experiences, and healing with other Veterans, Active Duty their Families and Gold Star Families.

While staying at NFO’s Respite Center, Military Families will have the opportunity to share strategies for overcoming obstacles while building the bonds of fellowship and friendship.

The Not Forgotten Outreach Military Respite Center will also serve as a central location for Not Forgotten Outreach’s Taos Veterans Farming Project. The 2-acre parcel will be a working Farm, with a heated greenhouse, farm animals and field crops and the Teaching facility for a USDA grant “Beginning Farmers/Ranchers Development Program”.

“Bank of America has great respect for the sacrifices given by the folks who will be staying at and using this facility after your purchase is complete. We also thank you for being a proponent of help and good will for our country’s service members through Not Forgotten Outreach.” Dana D. Lee, Assistant Vice Pres. -Asset Manager Bank of America

Not Forgotten Outreach thanks Bank of America, University of New Mexico Taos Construction Technology Dept. and the UNM Taos Green Technology Program, Phoenix Mechanical, the Military Families and the Community of Taos, New Mexico for their support is project of creating a home for Military Families in Taos, NM.
Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. a 501(c)(3) is dedicated to motivating Military,

Veterans & their Families and Gold Star families of fallen heroes to participate in recreational and/or therapeutic activities in order to facilitate the healing process. Providing opportunities to improve relationships, build comradeships and at the same time enhance personal well-being.

Join us for the Official Ribbon Cutting April 6, 2015, 12:00 pm at the Military Family Respite Center 461 Valverde Commons, Taos, NM 87571.

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan & other dignitaries will be joining us for the Ceremony.

Jimmy Staddler Band will be playing from 11:30am -2:30pm. Farm House Café will be providing snacks & refreshments.

For Further information Contact Don Peters 575-224-1503 or

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