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Project Valour-IT Veterans Day 2008 Blogger Fundraising Competition

November 11, 2008

It is that time of year again folks. What better day is there than Veterans Day to lunch the Soldiers Angels Project Valour-IT 2008 Blogger Fundraising Competition.

Project Valour-IT

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(formerly Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops)
In memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss 2008 Fundraising Competition

The Valour-IT Veterans Day fundraiser, a friendly competition among blogs, will run through November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving).

A competition between five service related teams Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines.

The goal is $250000.

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field.

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops for severely wounded service members. As of October 2007, Valour-IT has distributed over 1500 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.

Valour-IT accepts donations in any amount to support the purchase and distribution of laptops, but also offers a sponsorship option. An individual or organization may sponsor a wounded soldier by completely funding the cost of a laptop and continuing to provide that soldier with personal support and encouragement throughout recovery. This has proved to be an excellent project for churches, groups of coworkers or friends, and members of community organizations such Boy Scouts.

Wounded military personnel can also directly request a laptop through the sign-up form or through the Valour-IT/Soldiers’ Angels representatives at the following medical centers:

* Balboa Naval Hospital

* Brooke Army Medical Center

* Madigan Regional Medical Center

* National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital)

* Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton

* Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital (29 Palms)

* Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Thanks to the efforts of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Valour-IT is also able to reach patients in VA hospitals who would benefit from a Valour-IT laptop.

I have joined the Navy Team this year in honor of a very dear friends service. This is my third year of competition. I usually join the Air Force team in honor of my Dad’s service, but this brat was born on a Navy Base so it is all good. 😉 Don’t worry Dad I’ll scoot on back to the Air Force team next year.
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If you would like to donate through the Navy blogger team, simply click to contribute below.

If you are a blogger who would like to join the effort, click here to join a team and grab your Donation Button HTML Codes.
All non bloggers who would prefer to donate to a team other than the Navy can find the respective donation info at above link as well.

Folks any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who have seen it in their hearts to give to our wounded heroes.

If you would like to donate at a later time. Just look for the widget on my right sidebar, near the top.

Of course Soldiers Angels accepts donations year round.

Thank you and God Bless,
– VH

GO TEAM NAVY!!!
Psst…Team Navy is leading the pack so far.
A special thanks to Team Leaders: Boston Maggie and Information Dissemination

I’m sure the two of them will keep everything “ship shape”.

Related:
7th Annual Holiday Love Project for our Troops
Happy 233rd Birthday USMC

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