WHAT IS SOLI?
Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) is the first security contracting firm to operate on a non-profit business model. SOLI provides free security consulting and training services to vulnerable populations to enable them to defend themselves against terrorist and insurgent groups. The dedicated staff, volunteers, and funders of SOLI believe that all people have the right to self-defense and liberty regardless of their financial circumstances, and they strive to create a world in which the innocent are protected.
Recognizing the failure of the international community and governments to adequately protect the defenseless and support those struggling for freedom around the world, SOLI founder Matthew VanDyke realized the need for rapid on-the-ground action to help those whom the international system had failed.
SOLI was created to enable those abandoned by the international community to take action in defense of their communities, and to combat those forces that seek to harm and oppress them. SOLI is funded mostly by small contributions, averaging $108, from concerned citizens of the United States, Canada, and over 20 other nations. SOLI is not an exclusively Christian organization, as we believe that Freedom is for everyone, but we do recognize the widespread persecution of Christians in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia and prayers are always appreciated.
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SOLI provides military, strategic, media, and other consulting to oppressed or threatened communities.
SOLI does not recruit foreign fighters, but trains local forces that want training. SOLI provides training for combat and defense against terrorist and insurgent groups so that threatened communities can recapture lost territory and defend themselves now and in the future.
SOLI helps equip and sustain oppressed and threatened communities by providing not only training, but also non-lethal tools and supplies for local forces to be successful. SOLI does not provide weapons or ammunition to local forces.
SOLI provides periodic humanitarian aid, like food and clothing, and sponsors charity events for holidays like Christmas and Easter to help the communities in which we work.
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