Does everyone remember Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss? He is a milblogger that was seriously injured in Iraq and his story has inspired some people (right in our little corner of the blogosphere) to start an INCREDIBLE program. Project Valour IT is the combined brainchild of our very own FBL and Cpt. Z and the cause has been taken up by Soldier's Angels. The boys of The Castle and the lovely Kat are also doing all they can to help. I realize that everyone wants your money and there are 1,000 really great charities out there...but how many of them can you see daily tangible results because the recipients are blogging soldiers?!
Project Valour IT (or Project Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops) needs your help.
"The effort will provide voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, 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 without having to press a key or move a mouse." (source)
Donations are tax deductible, can easily be made through PayPal and donors will receive a gold Soldier's Angel coin. Every cent raised will go to providing this vital technology to our wounded warriors!
I know that you all have a PayPal account, and there comes a time you must use it for more than Mayan sculpture replicas on eBay! This is going to cost $600,000...and it must get done.
John of Argghhh's challenge to bloggers:
"I challenge the Blog World. Right, Center, Left. Show that you *do* support the troops - because this isn't about the war, this doesn't support the Administration, and I don't care if you want to use this as a way to *flog* the administration. This is about nothing more than us caring for our combat wounded, regardless of what you think about the war. Punish the politicians at the ballot box - but support the troops in the hospitals."
If you have any additional questions about this project, please feel free to go HERE and ask away!
(p.s. John, I didn't hotlink your picture! *winks*)