28 October 2010

2010 Valour-IT Fundraising Competition Begins Today!

Today marks the start of the 2010 Valour-IT Blogging Fundraising Competition, which will continue until Veteran's Day. As always, the "competition" is between blogging teams representing the 4 service branches - Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines - to raise funds for Valour-IT. All donations go into one fund and will of course be used for members of all services.

Readers of this blog are familiar with Soldiers' Angels Project Valour-IT, which provides laptop computers and other electronic devices to wounded service members recovering at major military medical centers in the United States.

Soldiers, airmen and Navy medical personnel unload wounded inbound troops from Afghanistan at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Photo: Ben Bloker / S&S.

And as you can imagine, this project is very close to our hearts. We see our guys as they arrive in Germany directly from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan on a daily basis. And as we watch them leave for the U.S. three times each week, we take comfort in the belief that their fellow Americans back home will take care of them and make sure their sacrifices have not been forgotten.

Your contribution will help keep them connected to the world as they heal. It will remind them they are NOT alone - that they still have something to contribute, they are still a vital part of this nation, and even though they may have lost parts of themselves they can never recover, though they may temporarily be feeling hopeless, helpless, even alone - they aren't.

Soldiers' Angels Germany is proud once again to be a member of the Marines Valour-IT blogging team, this year led by Cassy Fiano and ably assisted by Carrie of Villainous Company (thanks, ladies!)

You may donate by clicking on the Valour-IT widget in the right-hand sidebar, clicking here, or by sending a check to:

Soldiers Angels Project Valour-IT
1792 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

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

Thank you and Semper Fi!

About 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.

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