Victory! Team Marine got to the Goal first! (But keep giving…) 11/10/09 @ 1524
Bumped to the top. Still a good idea.
Here’s a worthy project, supporting wounded troops with technology to help their recovery. Soldiers’ Angels has been running this for at least the past 3 years (and somehow I didn’t participate last year, for which I am duly ashamed).
Please read about what they do, and how you can contribute.
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Technology supplied includes:
- Voice-controlled Laptops – Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
- Wii Video Game Systems – Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
- Personal GPS – Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
I joined the Marine Team. Yeah, my Uniform said US Navy, but 4/5 of my AD time was with the grunts, and that’s where my interests lie.
Should you want to participate, there are other services represented, and you can join any team here.
And give to whichever team you wish, jut give.