Zack Bazzi

SoA Providing Frontline First Aid In Iraq

Since ISIS took over Mosul in the summer of 2014, Spirit of America has steadily invested over $80,000 into the Peshmerga, the Kurdish military force that is fighting and stopping ISIS. Our latest contribution consisted of urgently needed Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) for frontline Peshmerga soldiers as they take the fight to the terrorist … Continued

Saving Lives on the Front Lines Against ISIS

In a region stunned by violent conflict and instability, few non-governmental organizations operate like Spirit of America (SoA) does in the Middle East. Our mission is straightforward: leverage private sector funds and expertise to support the mission of U.S. personnel deployed in over 30 countries around the globe. What does that really mean? In Iraqi … Continued

Supporting Local Volunteers in Kurdistan

In a corner of the world ripe with religious strife and ethnic discord, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is setting itself apart as an island of stability. The semi-autonomous region is home to peoples from a multitude of creeds and traditions, attempting to live under a semblance of normalcy while surrounded by war. A key … Continued

Serving, Beyond the Uniform

Serendipity can be defined as the intersection of ability and opportunity. It was my time in military uniform followed by my overseas aid work that bequeathed upon me the necessary skills (ability). And it was during a chance encounter with Isaac Eagan and Matthew Fielkow in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, when … Continued