Exercising my right to vote this morning, I thought about the ladies and gentlemen of the United States armed forces who make it all possible. I ask you to consider helping put us over the top in our goal of raising $180,000 by Veterans’ Day for Valour-IT. It provides voice-activated laptops to assist injured soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines with face and hand injuries so that they can stay connected with the world during recovery. Project Valour-IT began when Captain Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005 and searched for a way to return to his blog while recovering. So far, the project has delivered 650 computers to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Bethesda, Walter Reed, Balboa, and several other military hospitals, and there is demand for many more.
The fundraising is proceeding by a competition among Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force bloggers, with each team trying to raise $45,000. The Navy team is behind and we have signed on to help it out. The aggressive fundraising goal cannot be met without your support. Please consider giving — just click the “Make a Donation” button above between now and Veterans’ Day. Contributions can also be sent by check to:
Project Valour-IT Fund
1150 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 108-493
San Antonio, TX 78248
I would love for the Internet’s most generous readers (our readers) to put us over the top of the relatively modest fundraising goal today as we exercise our right to vote courtesy of those who have given so much.