From the founder of Spirit of America:
Today we delivered the equipment that will be used to equip Iraqi-owned
and operated television stations in Al Anbar province. On Saturday,
May 1 the Marines will fly the equipment from March Air Force Base to
Iraq. This initiative and the original request is described here. We try hard to
provide rapid response to requests we receive. Here is the timeline
of this project:
April 8: SoA receives Marines request for television equipment.
April 14: SoA posts the request on our Web site and begins fundraising.
April 29: SoA delivers $82,687 of TV studio equipment to Camp
April 29: Marines pack donated equipment and prepare for shipment to
May 1: Marines fly equipment to Iraq.
This rapid turnaround makes a difference.
Please check Friday's Wall St. Journal, Dan Henninger talks about
Spirit of America in his column on the editorial. You can find it
We have received $1,532,931 in donations in the last two weeks. Contributions from 7,438 donors have been made to every request and
every area of Spirit of America's operations. I can't begin to
describe the effects this generosity will have on the ground in Iraq
and Afghanistan - both in helping the people of those countries and in
supporting the hard work of those serving there.
You can find more on what's happened and what next at:
Spirit of America blog. As promised, we have an
accounting of how the money was spent on the first phase of the
Marines TV request.
All the best,