Improve the Safety of Americans Deployed to Tunisia

$0 / 9,547

$43

Provides a 35lb kettlebell

$115

Buys bumper plates for the gym

$550

Covers flooring to protect the equipment

$9,547

Provides everything required to set up a gym
Last month, two suicide bombers targeted the US Embassy in the Tunisian capital, killing a policeman and injuring six more people. Prior to the attack, Spirit of America had been working with the Regional Security Office (RSO) of the US Embassy to improve the emergency response capability of the SPEAR team, a highly specialized group of Tunisians who protect the Embassy. This initiative is now more important than ever.

The SPEAR program, short for Special Program for Embassy Augmentation Response, is a program that was started in 2015 as a result of attacks on Embassy staff, diplomats, and expatriates in Libya and Mali. SPEAR team members come from the National Police and are stationed on the US Embassy compound 24/7/365 to respond to emergencies and protect American’s and local civilians working there.

Andy Duhon met SPEAR teams from around the world during the 2019 SPEAR Challenge. Thirteen high threat US Embassies located across the globe sent teams to compete in the week-long competition. The Tunisian SPEAR team won the 2019 Summit Challenge.

To respond to emergencies and attacks, SPEAR Team members must be in excellent physical condition. Currently, the members on the team do not have a gym to train at while they are on the US Embassy compound, and the RSO’s funding lines cannot be used to purchase gym equipment for them. To fill this gap and provide the team – tasked with saving American lives – the ability to remain physically fit and fully mission capable, Spirit of America is providing top-end gym equipment.

We need your help to support the team members who keep Americans safe!

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