Matt Burden e-mails about an effort worth supporting:
Valour-IT is “Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops”. Soldiers Angels, in conjunction with the Purple Heart Society, provide laptops with voice activated software to our wounded troops recovering around the world. As you can imagine, being able to stay in touch with family, friends and comrades still in the war zones via email, IM and voice chat is a very powerful asset in recovery. http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=history-of-project-valour-it And it’s that time of year when the services vie for the number one provider of Valour-IT laptops for our wounded heroes. Last year we raised over $220,000. This year, we will crush that number.
Team Army (*cough* Doggie) will be led by me and Uncle Jimbo – both of Blackfive.net . Team Squid (Navy) will be led by Curt of Chaotic Synapitic Activity. Team Jarhead (Marines) will be led by Holly Aho (Marine Wife). Team Zoomie (Air Force) will be led by Mrs. Greyhawk of the Mudville Gazette.
I’ll put more info below my signature. The Blackfive post for kicking off the contest/fund raiser will be published at 1AM CST (check Blackfive at http://www.blackfive.net for the details). Please help if you can blog about the fund raiser (join Team ARMY at http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=join-army-team ) or support us by forwarding this email to your family and friends or writing a story about how these laptops help our wounded troops stay connected. Best regards (and AIRBORNE! ALL THE WAY!) Matt Matthew Currier Burden
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