As we look back on the year, we’re struck by many numbers: 64 projects, 23 countries, 1 crisis in Ukraine, and over 200 tons (and counting) of lifesaving protective aid to Ukrainian soldiers and civilian volunteers on the front lines.
As always, we could not have done it without you. So we’re asking for your support. Will you help us prepare for next year’s challenges with a year-end gift to Spirit of America?
Here are 4 ways Spirit of America supporters like you helped us work alongside our troops and diplomats to save and improve lives in 2022:
Spirit of America has delivered more than 200 tons of lifesaving protective aid to Ukrainians soldiers and civilian volunteers on the frontlines. Working closely with our US and Ukrainian military partners, we have provided:
- 18,594 ballistic helmets and bulletproof vests
- 21,015 first aid kits and advanced trauma kits
- 33,000 ready-to-eat meals
- Satellite phones and other communications gear
- Winter clothing
- Pickup trucks, 50-passenger buses, and funding for the repair of military trucks
- Seed funding for a training course for civilian volunteers in the Territorial Defense Force
- Support for over 1,000 refugees in Poland, including families of Ukrainian soldiers
Citizen participation is essential to Taiwan’s ability to protect its freedom and democracy if there is a crisis. To support US-Taiwan relations, Spirit of America is building a network of citizens that are trained and equipped to respond to a disaster or emergency.
We are helping local civil society organizations expand their training programs, and we’re providing gear to ensure citizens can maintain communication outside Taiwan. We are also supporting first responders and working with the National Fire Agency to pilot country-wide civilian response teams.
In northern Mozambique, 800,000 people are displaced from their homes due to attacks by an Islamic State insurgent group. Working with the US Embassy, Spirit of America has provided jobs to rebuild schools and civic buildings and is making villages there a better, safer place to live. The progress and momentum are helping prevent a resurgence of the terrorist group.
In rural northeast Syria, women’s hygiene products can cost up to 20% of the average monthly household income. Working with US Special Operations soldiers, Spirit of America provided 200 women in the Deir ez-Zor region with a six-month supply of feminine hygiene products and prenatal vitamins to help them take control of their health and well-being.
Make your year-end gift to Spirit of America now.