"At that time I had no use of either hand. I know how humbling it is, how humiliating it feels. And I know how much better I felt, how amazingly more functional I felt, after Soldiers' Angels provided me with a laptop and a loyal reader provided me with the software. I can't wait to do the same, to give that feeling to another soldier at Walter Reed." - Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss at TC Override
Want to be part of something big?
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: November 2nd through Veterans Day (the 11th).
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:
Non-military bloggers should choose
a branch the Army to support.
Now, normally, I don't take part in the
gentle brutal inter-service
rivalry, especially during war. But this is for a very important
charity. So, civilian bloggers, choose your branch. Choose wisely...
Sign up for the Army team by sending me an email or leaving a trackback (use comments if trackback is broken). We'll generate links, buzz, and get these heroes some Commo support !
Additional information: every donor during this time will receive a Soldiers' Angels Coin.
What Valour-IT Needs From You:
- Blog and email regularly about Valour-IT and the competition
- Tell your friends, family and neighbors about Valour-IT
- Put up these flyers around your community (I put one up at my local Starbucks).
So all you bloggers sign up with your choice of service and get the word out. Donate NOW!!!
It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see: http://soldiersangels.org/valour/irsinfo.html for proof for the cautious)
The snail mail address for those who'd rather donate that way (scroll down at: http://soldiersangels.org/valour/donate.html).
Let's be a part of something big.
Update: If you're enlisting in the Valour-IT Army Team, email me and I'll send you the donation button code. Feel free to use links off of this post.