The Black 6 Project was born from a passion to help others in need. The founders Joseph Zoleta, David Guzman, and Francis Faustino have made it a career in taking care of those in need. Faustino is a board certified family practitioner and both Guzman and Zoleta are paramedics in New York City. They provide EMS care in a city that receives about 1.43 million emergency medical service calls a year.
Before they were paramedics though, Guzman and Zoleta served in separate armed services but ones that would be all too familiar with each other. Guzman was a corpsman for the Navy and Zoleta was a grunt for the Marine Corps. The brotherhood that the Marines have with their Corpsman is undeniable so it would be only natural that these two would team up.
To seek and reach those in need, and in turn, satisfy the need to serve and belong.
Both are combat veterans from deployments in Iraq and when they returned home and developed their careers, they both still felt the need to do more. They were working on their new company, “Black 6” when conversation brought them to the need to do more outside of their usual realm.
As veterans, they found their appetite to serve for a greater cause could not easily be satisfied. When they left their respective services, that fire to just get out there still smoldered inside. Many may succumb to the mediocre life, but they felt it would be an even greater achievement to serve on their own terms, and they quickly found many others with the same fire inside.
The Black 6 Project is an organization that looks for volunteers that have the motivation to serve for the better good. It is an organization that can pool its resources of motivated individuals and bring care to those in need anywhere in the world. With the experience of their veteran leadership, The Black 6 Project is planning to deploy annually to different parts of the world.
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