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How important is your technology to you? Are you dependant on your mp3 player and you practically couldn’t survive without a computer? Think about being severely wounded and not having access to basic technology that allows you to be connected to the rest of the world.
This year I am honored to be participating in a blogging fundraiser competition that gives wounded troops access to laptops. Project Valour-IT(Voice Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops) is one of the most worthy causes out there and I am very happy to be a part of something so special. This is a Soldiers Angels project dedicated to provide voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors recovering from severe injuries at major military medical centers throughout the country.
In this blogging fundraiser, those participating are divided in 5 teams representing the 5 branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. No matter what team a blogger is on, all the money will be going to the same place to help all members in the military wounded, no matter what branch they are in.
All the money raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops and other technology for severely wounded troops. Since November 2008, over 2700 laptops have been distributed to those in need and the mission has been expanded to include other technology that supports physical and psychological recovery.
I am a proud member of the Air Force team this year and would very much appreciate your support to this worthy cause. The fundraiser officially kicks off on October 26th . You can learn more about the program here http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=project-valour-it.
I will post another blog on instructions to donating and keeping you updated on team Air Force progress. There is also an option of donating items as well. In the next few days I hope you will think about donating, any little amount helps. Go Team Air Force!