22 October 2009
Gearing up for the 2009 Valour-IT fundraiser
I was inspired by today's cartoon at Delta Bravo Sierra to kick this off. (See also previous SA installments here and here.)
It's that time of year again! Starting 26 October and continuing through Veteran's Day, the (mostly military) blogosphere will be raising funds for Soldiers' Angels Project Valour-IT, which provides technology to our wounded service members.
To make things "interesting", bloggers join teams representing the different service branches and compete to see which team can raise the most money. Soldiers' Angels Germany is proud to be blogging again this year for the Marine Team, led by Cassandra of Villainous Company. See the rest of the team in the right-hand sidebar. We're called The Few... The Loud... THE MARINES!
Keep an eye on the countdown clock and watch for more about Project Valour-IT.
Project Valour-IT provides technology to service members recovering from serious injuries. Technology supplied includes:
- Voice-controlled and other adaptive Laptops allow wounded service members to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
- Wii Video Game Systems which are used as part of physcial therapy program, and
- Personal GPS, to build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
Posted by MaryAnn