Project Valour – IT is kicking off with some friendly competition between those in the armed forces, so pick your branch and do some good. Here is Blackfive’s description of the effort:
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss (Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss’ father), 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. 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.
Valour-IT’s online fundraising competition begins today! Let’s see who can raise the most money to help reconnect our wounded warriors with the world!
WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.
WHEN: October 30th through Veterans Day, November 10th .
WHERE: Based in the blogosphere, spreading everywhere else.
WHY: Because giving wounded warriors with hand and arm injuries access to a computer supports their healing and puts them back in touch with the world.
HOW: Blogger teams will be divided along military branches, with civilians “up for grabs.”
The lines are drawn by service rivalry:
Jarheads (Marines) will be led by Villainous Company
Zoomies (Air Force) will be led by Op-For
Squids (Navy) will be led by Chaotic Synaptic Activity.
Doggies (Army) led by Matt and Jim of Blackfive
Since my husband is a Marine Corps vet, I am going to support the Marines through Villainous Company, but it really doesn’t matter because in this competition everyone comes out on top. Get additional information, donate and track the progress made at Soldier’s Angels.
Somebody forgot the Coasties?
Lorie, glad you are supporting the project. Think you could give it a bump up to the top of Wizbang? All the teams are slipping off pace, and we need all the help we can get to reach the $45,000 goal.
I’ve posted a couple of tracking charts at http://smadanek.blogspot.com/2006/11/valour-it-saturday-update.html