About Us

Find out how we're helping the veteran community become a better place

About Us

Tom's Legacy

The Zola Initiative is a 501(c)(3) pending Nonprofit Organization aimed at enhancing veterans outreach programs in communities and colleges across the country.

This is our way of continuing Tom’s legacy and his mission of helping veterans have an easier life after exiting the service.

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Thomas K. Palozola

June 1985 - May 2017

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Veterans are a different breed, plain and simple. When we are getting ready to get out of the service, we get excited while thinking about going back to the ‘simpler’ life and being surrounded by friends and family back home. However, what we don’t realize until we get back home, is that things are different... we are different. The various experiences we al have in the service shape us into different people along the way. Despite all desire, to return to the life that was left. You can’t go backwards, you must move forwards. The Zola Initiative is an organization dedicated to helping veterans across the country move forward in a positive direction.

22 Veterans across the country commit suicide every day, and that average is actually rising. We, as veterans, need to come together in our communities to help each other deal with the daily challenges that come with transitioning back into the civilian world

The Zola Initiative aims to be a early, preventative measure to veteran’s suicide, by getting veterans connected with other veterans in the communities and build support systems for each other, a system of people that we know we can relate to and go to for help when times get tough.

Looking to Help Out?

As we are in the beginning phases of our organization, we are relying heavily on individual donations to make our first outreach events and future fundraisers possible. Please donate and spread the word! Any amount helps!

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