« Thank a Hero | Main | A Graveyard Called "Peace" »

Calling All Bloggers - "Green Light!!! GO!!!"

Posted By Blackfive • [November 02, 2005]

    "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:

    Jarheads (Marines) will be led by Holly Aho
    Zoomies (Air Force) will be led by Mrs. Greyhawk
    Squids (Navy) will be led by Mrs. Smash.
    Doggies (Army) led by Blackfive

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.


 PermalinkComments (30)TrackBack (54) Subscribe to BlackFive   

Comments

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfadb53ef00d834259c0553ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Calling All Bloggers - "Green Light!!! GO!!!":

» Project Valour-IT from MacStansbury.org
Ill be yammering about this heavily for the next few days, as prominently as possible on my little blog. And…ahem...perhaps on another one as well. Who knows? [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 2:22:59 AM

» Valour-IT - Helping wounded military personal with specialized computers from Wild Tangents
This sounds like a wonderful idea to help those men and women who have served their country and lost the full ability to use a regular computer. Im joining the Army team, but this will help men and women from all services. Want to be part of ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 6:22:16 AM

» Report! from Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..
Two things, separate yet related. For those so inclined, drop over to Marine Corps Moms and give Deb some help with Operation Santa. Cassandra asks you to. You don't want Cassie coming here all pissy now, do ya? Secondly, because... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 6:40:00 AM

» Project Valor-IT from Balance Sheet
Soldiers' Angels (Marine Corps), Mudville (Air Force) , and Blackfive (Army) are leading the campaign to raise funds to provide technology solutions for wounded heroes. The Navy team still needs a leader. Where is Froggy Ruminations on this one? ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 7:24:09 AM

» Valour-IT...HOOAH! from Most Certainly Not
HOOAH! From now through Veterans' Day, Project Valour-IT will be the main focus on MostCertainlyNot. Milbloggers all over cyberspace will be competing to rake in the dough for this important initiative focused on providing laptop computers and voice-ac... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:20:06 AM

» Of Course I Will Be Signing Up For The ARMY! from Technicalities
Yes, it is set to begin... The Valor-IT battle for supremacy friendly competition to raise money for one of the most worthy causes out there. Project Valor IT Blackfive - with his mega huge readership and years of Army experience... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:24:06 AM

» Valour IT Project needs your drinking money... from The Pink Flamingo Bar Grill
All of you saving up your pennies for this weeks debauchery [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:40:18 AM

» Blackfive And Project Valor IT from Winds of Change.NET
Armed Liberal is supporting milblogger Blackfive's campaign for Soldier's Angels. [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:38:33 AM

» Stand up Hook Up from Techography
I was going to help with this However as I am going on vacation next week my contribution will be minimal at best I think my Guest Bloggers are going to place some good reasons for you to donate. And they will do their part very well Being a medi... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 11:51:13 AM

» Project Valour-IT Competition from AMERICAN SOLDIER
In the name of fun, this will be a competition amoung the services. Civilians are up for grabs. Head on over to Blackfive and read the entire post. Want to be part of something big? Valour-ITs online fundraising competition begins today! Let&... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 12:12:50 PM

» Blackfive And Project Valor IT from Winds of Change.NET
Armed Liberal is supporting milblogger Blackfive's campaign for Soldier's Angels. [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 12:32:52 PM

» Soon to be appearing in this space from Not Exactly Rocket Science
Info on how you can be a part of Project Valour-IT. Specifically by donating through Team Army!... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 12:45:24 PM

» Valour from Not Exactly Rocket Science
It's been a while since I blogged about Project Valour-IT, the initiative from Soldier's Angels to get laptop computers with voice activated software. These laptops will be placed in military hospitals around the country and overseas and will help woun... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 2:38:01 PM

» Valour-IT Project Challenge: Enter the Navy from Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Well, it looks like us squids have been caught out at sea in receive EMCON "A." No one had volunteered to lead the Navy effort to raise money for the Valour-IT Project, which provides computers and software to our injured warriors (of all branches... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 4:18:48 PM

» Project Valour-IT from Iraq War Today
A lot of the bloggers involved with Project Valour-IT (myself included), took a step back from fundraising for that project in the wake of the hurricanes. But Project Valour-IT is still up and running - and in need of your help. Today kicks off a... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 5:42:11 PM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition Begins Today! from Mudville Gazette
What is a "Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition" you ask? Project Valour-IT is a Soldiers Angels project dedicated to provide voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 6:11:31 PM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition Begins Today! from Mudville Gazette
What is a "Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition" you ask? Project Valour-IT is a Soldiers Angels project dedicated to provide voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 6:14:26 PM

» All Hands on Deck! from Thoughts by Seawitch
Project VALOUR-IT is having a fund drive starting today through Veterans Day, November 11! As for me, it's NAVY all the way!! GO NAVY!! Go to Smash's site and help the Navy blow the Army, Marines, and Air Force out of the water in this "friendly"... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 6:59:05 PM

» SMASHing Project Valour-IT from Conservative Thinking
I know LT SMASH is a sailor (arr, matey) but Mrs. SMASH is heading up the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Navy for a good cause; Project Valour IT. Head on over to The Indepundit and if you can... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:52:16 PM

» SMASHing Project Valour-IT from Conservative Thinking
I know LT SMASH is a sailor (arr, matey) but Mrs. SMASH is heading up the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Navy for a good cause; Project Valour IT. Head on over to The Indepundit and if you can... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:53:19 PM

» SMASHing Project Valour-IT from Conservative Thinking
I know LT SMASH is a sailor (arr, matey) but Mrs. SMASH is heading up the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Navy for a good cause; Project Valour IT. Head on over to The Indepundit and if you can... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:55:15 PM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition Begins Today! from Small Town Veteran
(If you haven't read Project Valor IT -- make it happen (Re-post) yet, please do that and then come back to this post.) I don't stand a chance on improving on Mrs. Greyhawk's explanation of what this is all about, [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 8:59:48 PM

» Project Valour IT - A Soldiers' Angel Program from A Blog For All
They've had our backs. Now, it's time to have theirs. I came across Project Valour IT a while back, and thought it was so worthwhile, that I permalinked to them on my sidebar. Soldiers' Angel provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:17:02 PM

» Go Navy! from Fuzzilicious Thinking
Lex has written about compassion fatigue, and he's very right; it's there. But fatigue doesn't make a charitable need any smaller in scope or intensity. And frankly, compassion fatigue as an excuse just doesn't cut it when a wounded veteran is lying ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:29:59 PM

» Go Navy! from Fuzzilicious Thinking
Lex has written about compassion fatigue, and he's very right; it's there. But fatigue doesn't make a charitable need any smaller in scope or intensity. And frankly, compassion fatigue as an excuse just doesn't cut it when a wounded veteran is lying ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:31:19 PM

» The Valour-IT Fundraising Competition from Fuzzilicious Thinking
UPDATED UPDATE: Team Leaders are Holly Aho (Marines), Blackfive (Army), and Mrs. Greyhawk (Air Force), and Mrs. Smash (Navy). [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:42:07 PM

» Go Navy! Help the Veterans! from Boudicca's Voice
The gauntlet has been thrown. It is a friendly service rivalry… Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. We’re raising money for Valour IT. I was scared there folks, scared I was going to have to go Army. I would have.... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 2, 2005 9:42:16 PM

» The Valour-IT Fundraising Competition from Da Goddess
When you think of the sacrifices our troops make for our country and countries around the world, securing freedom and ensuring those freedoms remain intact, it's not too much to ask that we give back. Veterans Day is approaching -... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 3, 2005 12:00:12 AM

» The Valour-IT Fundraising Competition from Da Goddess
When you think of the sacrifices our troops make for our country and countries around the world, securing freedom and ensuring those freedoms remain intact, it's not too much to ask that we give back. Veterans Day is approaching -... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 3, 2005 12:01:33 AM

» Support the Troops... from Speed of Thought...
Consider this post guest blogging by Chris Short: I know LT SMASH is a sailor (arr, matey) but Mrs. SMASH is heading up the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Navy for a good cause; Project Valour IT. Head on over to The Indepundit and if you can ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 3, 2005 12:19:05 AM

» Go Soldier's Angels! Go Project VALOR-IT! from The Laughing Wolf
It is true that I have spent a large portion of time around the boys in blue, no, not the Post Office but the others using the same uniform, the Air Force. It is true that a lot of my... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 3, 2005 4:18:32 PM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition from Mudville Gazette
(New)IMPORTANT UPDATES: We now have A designated page for bloggers to join the team of their choice (subliminal message ; AIRFORCE): Project Valour-IT Competition Blogger Sign-Up You can choose any branch you like. Here's where you can go to donate.For... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 2:41:46 AM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition from Mudville Gazette
(New)IMPORTANT UPDATES: We now have A designated page for bloggers to join the team of their choice (subliminal message ; AIRFORCE): Project Valour-IT Competition Blogger Sign-Up You can choose any branch you like. Here's where you can go to donate.... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 2:54:09 AM

» Ipso Facto Cartoon Blog from Ipso Facto Cartoon Blog
Ipso Facto is happy to spread the word about Project Valour-IT. [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 5:18:06 AM

» A Worthy Cause from Ipso Facto Cartoon Blog
Ipso Facto is happy to spread the word about Project Valour-IT. [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 5:18:36 AM

» Try this at home! from Gut Rumbles
This will probably be my last post over here about Valour-IT. At least one other of my lovely co-guest-bloggers is... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 1:40:18 PM

» Project Valour-IT from ROFASix
Looking for a rewarding way to remind soldiers how much we honor what they do for us? Check out BLACKFIVE: Calling All Bloggers - "Green Light!!! GO!!!". It is a shameless plug for one of the most worthwhile grassroot efforts I have heard of lately... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 2:56:53 PM

» Go Army Project Valour IT and Soldiers Angels from Shared Daily
This is one of the many reasons I started to blog. To support the troops, from the rear with the gear, and what a better way to do this than with my your big fat capitalist wallet, right? You betcha. [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 3:07:13 PM

» Toward a Meaningful Veteran's Day from baldilocks
(This post will stay at the top until November 12.) I didn’t know that there was a new drive for Project Valour-IT. As you can see, I still have the old banner up on the right sidebar. However, Project Valour-IT [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 4, 2005 8:00:26 PM

» A Possible Christmas Gift! from One Happy Dog Speaks
Having problems figuring out what to get someone for Christmas? How about helping out the wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations? There is a friendly fundraiser, Valor-IT, going on to help the... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 5, 2005 6:18:57 AM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition from Mudville Gazette
(New)IMPORTANT UPDATES: Update II: Carren, wife of Chuck Ziegenfuss, the inspiration for Valour-IT, has an important update: We met the Secretary of the Army, Dr. Fran Harvey, today. He was a very nice man and happens to be a fellow... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 5, 2005 3:42:48 PM

» VALOUR-IT FUNDRAISER from Bad Example
Matty O'Blackfive says it so well that I'm pretty much stealing his post, except I fixed the typos where he talked about supporting the Army team. Valour-IT's online fundraising competition begins today! Let's see who can raise the most money... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 5, 2005 3:48:07 PM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition from Mudville Gazette
(New)IMPORTANT UPDATES: Thanks Cox and Forkum Update II: Carren, wife of Chuck Ziegenfuss, the inspiration for Valour-IT, has an important update: We met the Secretary of the Army, Dr. Fran Harvey, today. He was a very nice man and happens... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 5, 2005 4:10:11 PM

» Valour-IT Day 4 Update from SmadaNek
Just before midnight on November 5th, the Valour-IT challenge has raised an astonishing $32,051. Each service is contributing steadily, with NAVY firmly in the lead. The tracking chart for all four services shows that both NAVY and Army are tracking ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 5, 2005 11:34:12 PM

» Valour-IT: Give to the Air Force Fundraiser from One Happy Dog Speaks
What is Valour-IT? Here is a quote from the Valour-IT website: Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 7, 2005 6:11:09 AM

» Project Valour-IT from Firepower Forward
Alright folks, I've been a little delinquent about posting recently, and I've been very delinquent about posting on this subject. I've always kind of taken it on faith, that most regular readers to this blog are not only supporters of [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 7, 2005 6:38:12 AM

» Valour-IT Blogging Fundraiser Competition from Mudville Gazette
(New)IMPORTANT UPDATES: Thanks Cox and Forkum Update II: Carren, wife of Chuck Ziegenfuss, the inspiration for Valour-IT, has an important update: We met the Secretary of the Army, Dr. Fran Harvey, today. He was a very nice man and happens... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 7, 2005 8:51:03 AM

» Valour IT Donations at Blackfive's from kschlenker.com
THIS ARTICLE IS A STICKY POST UNTIL FRIDAY 11/7 Valour IT Donations are Soldier's Angels donations dedicated to buying voice ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 7, 2005 5:05:16 PM

» Auction Your Items For Project Valour-IT - FREE! from Stop The ACLU
Holly (Marine Team leader) set up a free online auction site for the purpose of raising funds for Project Valour-IT during this fundraiser. Find out more here ... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 8, 2005 9:57:57 AM

» Project Valour-IT - Getting Short from Balance Sheet
Project Valour-IT (Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops) is an effort now underway to raise money for troops injured who have lost, hopefully temporarily, the ability to use their hands to communicate with their families, friends, and buddies... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 9, 2005 6:03:28 AM