Archives for October 29, 2007

Project Valour-IT

I supported this non-partisan worthy effort before, and will continue to. From their description:

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.
Originally Valour-IT provided the voice-controlled software, but now works closely with the Department of Defense Computer/electronic Accommodations Program (CAP): CAP supplies the adaptive software and Valour-IT provides the laptop. In addition, DoD caseworkers serve as Valour-IT?s ?eyes and ears? at several medical centers, identifying possible laptop recipients. …

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’ve donated, and will either keep bumping this to the top periodically, or will put it in the sidebar (when I can figure out how to without flanging the display):

It was hard for me to decide on the USMC over the USN, but although my uniform said Navy and my paycheck said Navy, 80% of my time was spent with the grunts.I just sent them a couple of bucks. Could you?