Monday, October 29, 2007


Project Valour-IT begins today and continues through November 11. If you're not familiar with the project, here's what it's all about--from Soldiers' Angels:

"Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, 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. The experience of MAJ Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important these laptops can be to a wounded service member's recovery." Read more...

This is a "fundraising competition" that's split among the major services: Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy. Each team has a goal of raising $60,000. Sounds like a lot, and it is, but each year we meet and surpass our goals. And because of your generosity, many adaptive laptops are provided to our wounded service members.

Last year I was invited to join Team Air Force--I'm an Army Vet--and this year I'm proud to be part of their team again. Mrs. Greyhawk of Mudville Gazette is our Team Leader. Very proud to fly with her, and under her leadership I'm sure Team Air Force will leave the other teams sittin' on the tarmac.

Anyone can join Team Air Force and I encourage you to do so. If, however, you prefer to be associated with another branch of service, that's cool too. Just go here and sign-up. It's easy to do--and be sure to check out who's on each team. The list is growing.

Now, most importantly, we need you to donate to the effort. I don't care if you've got $5 or $5000. Just send something. And, if you join a team, blog about it. If not, blog about it, anyway. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, or just stop people on the street and tell them all about Project Valour-IT.

This is one of the greatest fundraising efforts I've ever been a part of--I invite YOU to be part of it as well. You'll be glad you did. So, let the "smack talk" begin!!

Hit the DONATION button below.


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