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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Project Valour-IT, or It's Payback Time
Until 11 November the fundraising gadget at the top right will have pride of place in this dump.
Think if it as a tip jar for those who have given more than just a few years of their lives in service to the nation. Project Valor - IT is a program run by Soldiers' Angels. They trick out computers for our wounded service members. Stuff like Voice Activated laptops for vets who have lost hands/arms. Their moto is "Technology for the wounded", but I think it goes beyond the hardware.
The fundraising is divided into "teams"; Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines. (I think the Coasties should have a team too). There is one goal, but we like our parochial rivalries. As I type the grand total is just north of $35 thousand dollars. Please help
Give till it hurts. Then give some more. Donations are tax deductible. You're employer may even match, so ask at work.
And while I have you - head over to our esteemed team captain Greyhawk at the Mudville Gazette... Mrs Greyhawk has an interesting Halloween line up in honor of Project Valour-IT.
But I do wonder why they use the British spelling for Valor...