FROM THE FIELD

Update on Spirit of America’s support in Kosovo

In 2015, a US Army team was working to strengthen their relationship with the people living in a town in southern Kosovo that had been identified as vulnerable to influence by criminal enterprises and Islamic extremism. The US soldiers understood that the best way to reach the community was to show them that they genuinely … Continued

Smiling Faces in the Philippines

Dear supporters, I just returned from the Philippines where I was overwhelmed by the joy that radiated from students and teachers alike. I was there assisting a US civil affairs (CA) team working to counter ISIS recruitment efforts by promoting early childhood education. You can read more of the details here. Through your generous donations, Spirit … Continued

Your impact: doubled!

Dear supporters, We are just days away from the end of 2017, and we at Spirit of America are pretty proud of the impact we’ve had in support of US missions around the world this year. We have also been blown away by the generosity of our giving community — through your gifts and thoughtful … Continued

We are citizens serving the nation

Dear Friends, I founded Spirit of America 14 years ago in response to the attacks of 9/11. My motivation was simple. I wanted to do something to help – help America and help our troops. I was an Internet entrepreneur at the time. The idea for SoA was the most simple and practical idea I’d … Continued

Spirit of America: a unique, critical team

I have been part of the Spirit of America team since 2011. What attracted me to SoA was Jim Hake’s vision of citizens serving our nation by directly supporting the safety and success of America’s troops and diplomats. At the time, I saw Spirit of America as an innovation that is important to our country’s … Continued

Addressing Critical Health Needs and Instability in Southern Somalia

Greetings, We recently supported an interesting, impactful, and innovative event in southern Somalia: a continuing education medical training conference in Kismayo. The event addressed widespread local health needs created by years of systemic neglect at the hands of the al-Shabaab terrorist group and worsening drought and food insecurity. Over the course of 6 years, when … Continued