Monday, October 29, 2007

Project Valour-IT 2007 Campaign Underway

They've had our backs. Now, it's time to have theirs. I came across Project Valour IT several years ago, and thought it was so worthwhile, that I permalinked to them on my sidebar. Through Project Valour IT, Soldiers' Angel provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers.

The Donovan said it quite well:
I challenge the Blog World. Right, Center, Left. Show that you *do* support the troops - because this isn't about the war, this doesn't support the Administration, and I don't care if you want to use this as a way to *flog* the administration. This is about nothing more than us caring for our combat wounded, regardless of what you think about the war. Punish the politicians at the ballot box - but support the troops in the hospitals.

This particular effort is a friendly competition between the various branches of the US Armed Forces. While the US Marines is the smallest of the four branches, they are at the tip of the spear. Holly Aho is running the Marine campaign, and anyone who donates through my blog will be able to contribute to the Marine campaign effort. This is the same team that I've sponsored each year since the project started, so get at it!

There are three other teams competing:
Army – Led by blogger BlackFive
Air Force – Led by Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette.
Navy – Led by Chaotic Synaptic Activity

Goal: The goal of the Project Valour-IT 2007 fundraiser is to raise $240,000 total ($60,000 per team), which will go to purchase new laptops with voice activated software for our wounded soldiers with hand and/or arm injuries. Each laptop costs approximately $685 plus shipping, so the fundraiser’s total goal is to raise $21,000.

How: Donate online with Paypal or send in a payment to:
Soldiers Angels
Valour-IT Fund Marine Team
1792 East Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104

Please note "Marine Valour-IT Team" on your check so we get credit for your donation, because we want to WIN this thing!

Thank you and Semper Fi!

I will maintain a link to this in the sidebar for the duration of the fundraising, which ends Veteran's Day, November 11, 2007.

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