05 November 2010

2010 Valour-IT Fundraiser Update - Thank you!

Just eight days into the 2010 Valour-IT Blogging Fundraising Competition, almost $50,000 has been raised towards our goal of $60,000. Thank you to everyone who's contributed!

Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support wounded warriors during their recovery.

The experience of Major Chuck Ziegenfuss, a partner of Project Valour-IT who suffered serious hand injuries while serving in Iraq, led to the creation of this program that has used voice-controlled laptops and other technology to support the recovery of approximately 5000 of wounded troops since 2005.

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 physical 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.

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.

Soldiers' Angels Germany is proud once again to be a member of the Team MARINES Valour-IT bloggers. You may also donate in the name of one of the other service branches here.

January 18th, 2006

Dear Mrs. Smith,

It was brought to my attention that your organization, Soldier's Angels, did something very special for the Marines of our Injured Support Battalion. I want to take this time and thank you so much for your contribution to make special memories for those who sacrifice so much.

Your contribution of laptops is quite above and beyond. I am grateful that you have taken time to honor our injured heroes.

I remain...

Thank you for your support of those who have sacrificed so much for all of us.

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