Syria – Saving Lives and Supporting US Troops

Dear supporters,

In October we shared Spirit of America’s work to help a damaged school in Kobani, Syria, responding to needs identified by US troops defeating the Islamic State in Syria. We provided  needed school supplies. But with the urgent humanitarian crisis in Syria, we quickly followed up with a second project to help with medical care.

ISIS used the Shaddadi hospital as a fighting position

ISIS used the Shaddadi hospital as a fighting position

This time we responded to another needed identified by our troops and helped a hospital in Shaddadi, Syria get back on line, enabling its staff to provide trauma care to a population who has suffered greatly. The 300-bed hospital, which was seriously damaged in the fight to liberate it from the Islamic State, lacked reliable electricity.

Spirit of America addressed this critical need by providing a power generator that can function in rugged conditions. Now, doctors can operate during all hours of the day, saving the lives of both civilians and the United States’ Syrian partners who are trying to free the area of the Islamic State. Our Rapid Response fund allows us to respond quickly to urgent needs like this one.

Hospital staff operating the SoA-provided generator

Hospital staff operating the SoA-provided generator

To learn more about this project, check out our blog post here. Thank you for your support. We welcome any questions or feedback you have.

Until next time,

Zack Bazzi, SoA Project Manager
and the Spirit of America team

Spirit of America is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit working alongside US servicemembers and diplomats to improve their safety and success. In 2018, Congress recognized us as a partner in “supporting the missions of deployed United States personnel around the world.”

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