Helping a Veteran Hero in Omaha, NE

by NOLB Staff

I want to take this opportunity to thank NOLB for helping me in providing services to a very deserving Afghan former interpreter name Waheed who arrived in Omaha, NE about two weeks ago. Waheed had worked as an interpreter since 2003 and had been involved in many combat operations in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Bagram, Gazni and…



The Muslim refugee who saved an American soldier

by NOLB Staff

From our friends at the Christian Science Monitor. Read the original article here. FAIRFAX, VA. — Knocked out by enemy mortar rounds, 1st Lt. Matt Zeller had just regained consciousness when the fire drew closer. As he got his bearings, he realized he was literally in an empty grave, dozens of Taliban militants firing down…



Washington DC Chapter – Back to School Supplies

by NOLB Staff

NOLB has many requests from the SIV [Special Immigrant Visa – the type of visa that brings our translators home] community ranging from rent assistance, employment help, need for automobiles …. and the list goes on. Unfortunately, for every request we get, we have to turn many others away due to limited financial resources. Recently,…



No One Left Behind on Capitol Hill

by NOLB Staff

Yesterday, I was honored to join many different refugee organizations and advocates on Capitol Hill, and speak to the importance of saving the Special Immigrant Visa program for America’s wartime allies: “My organization – No One Left Behind – is dedicated to saving and supporting America’s wartime allies. Our local national allies risk their lives…



Ellen DeGeneres Gave Naqeeb the Will to Live

by NOLB Staff

Ellen DeGeneres Gave Naqeeb the Will to Live   For more than three years, our friend Naqeeb was trapped in Afghanistan while at the top of the Taliban’s hit list because of his work in support of America. Hidden away in his family’s home while waiting for a visa to come through that would allow…



Operation Secret Santa

by Matt Zeller

Happy Holidays! Thanks to your support, we’re on pace to resettle 1000 people by the end of this year. We’ve helped obtain housing, employment, transportation, and furniture, all thanks to you. When our translators arrive from Afghanistan and Iraq, they come with little more than the clothes on their backs. Without us, they often end…



FROM TRANSLATOR TO SOLDIER

by Matt Zeller

FROM TRANSLATOR TO SOLDIER We’d like to tell you about our friend Nasim,  who served US forces in Afghanistan as a translator and cleric for five years. We first met Nasim about a month ago after he contacted No One Left Behind requesting assistance. At that time he was two weeks away from being evicted and homeless…