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Support Project Valour-IT

Posted by Richard on November 1, 2006

Project Valour-IT (Voice Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops) is a project of the wonderful Soldiers’ Angels Foundation. The money raised provides laptop computers with voice-control software for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines with severe injuries — typically hand and arm injuries or amputations. Many of the laptops become part of "loaner libraries" at the major military medical centers, while others are provided to wounded heroes on a permanent basis. So far, over 600 laptops have been distributed. Many more are needed; there is a waiting list to get one.

Long-time readers might recall that last year about this time, I took part in a friendly competition among milbloggers to raise money for Project Valour-IT. Well, we’re doing it again this year, with teams representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines attempting to outdo each other in fundraising.

Check out the teams and how they’re doing at this page. For more about the project and how much it means to the beneficiaries, look at some of the stuff I linked to last year, or maybe this post.

Of course, I’ve joined the Army team again this year — in honor of my late father, Col. Samuel R. Combs, United States Army Signal Corps, who passed away in August at the age of 89, and who the Rocky Mountain News said epitomized the Greatest Generation.

Donations of any size are tax deductible and greatly appreciated, and I’d be pleased if you donate through my humble blog. I’ll start things off with a hundred bucks. Please click the button below (or in the right sidebar) and give what you can — it’s PayPal and easy as can be, whether you have an account with them or just use a credit card. Thanks for helping!


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One Response to “Support Project Valour-IT”

  1. Jan from Denver said

    Go Army! No offense to my Air Force and Navy relatives. I made a contribution and encourage everyone who reads this blog to make at least a $10.00 contribution. It is for a very good project, one that even the Democrats, liberals, leftists, and progressives should be willing to support. Hey, Richard, maybe you should send a solicitation to Kerry! It is the least he could do.

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