Project Valor-IT In The Homestretch
Bloggers are teaming up to raise $180,000 for Valour-IT by Veterans Day.
Team leaders are Blackfive (Army), Villainous Company (Marines), Op-For (Air Force) and Chaotic Synaptic Activity (Navy). Click here for more information.
You can check on how your favorite team is doing by going to this page here.
The U.S. Air Force Band perform at the dedication ceremony for the new United States Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, October 14, 2006. (Reuters)
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals.
Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember’s recovery.
Most recently thanks to the efforts of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Valour-IT is now able to reach personnel in VA hospitals who would benefit from a Valour-IT laptop.
Wounded military personnel can request a laptop through the sign-up form if they are recovering at home or in military hospitals, or through the Valour-IT/Soldiers’ Angels representatives if they are patients at the following medical centers:
Balboa Naval Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center
Madigan Regional Medical Center
National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital)
Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital (29 Palms)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
I am happy to help the Air Force team in this friendly competition.
Please help me help our military personnel by donating to this very worthy cause.
Team Leader Op For has more on the contest.
Here are the members of Team Air Force:
You can donate directly by clicking the “Donate” button in the sidebar. OpFor and others will be posting updates throughout the two week period, along with a few special events.
Simply put, Valour-IT is one of the finest causes in the nation, one most deserving of your generousity. On behalf of all of us at OPFOR, and all of us on Team Air Force, many thanks in advance for your kindness. Let’s buy some laptops!
(Also- I put the Valour-IT Air Force goal thermometer on the sidebar so you can check how we are doing during this competition!)
We only need 212 people to give $100 or more. There are 54 blogs listed for Team Air Force. If each blogger could bring in $400, then we’d be there. Can you do it? Talk to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors. Don’t tell them about the “teams”, or they might want to do something stupid like give to Team Navy. Just tell them about the need and the benefits to our wounded troops. Come on, we can *still* do this! Let’s get busy.