2006 Project Valour-IT Competition Starts Today
ARMY STRONG! - 2006 Project Valour-IT Competition Starts Today
Posted by Blackfive
Want to be part of something big?
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss (Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss' father), provides 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.
Valour-IT's online fundraising competition begins today! Let's see who can raise the most money to help reconnect our wounded warriors with the world! (Note from SSM: Only the fundraising designates a service as a friendly rivalry: all funds raised are used to provide any soldier, sailor, airman or marine that needs a pc...)
WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.
The lines are drawn by service rivalry:
Jarheads (Marines) will be led by Villainous Company
Non-military bloggers should choose a branch (like the Army) to support.
Now, normally, I don't take part in the brutal gentle inter-service rivalry, especially during war. But this is for a very important charity. So, civilian bloggers, choose your branch. Choose wisely...
Sign up for the Army team by enlisting at the Project Valour-IT site and click (under Army) "Join". We'll generate links, buzz, and get these heroes some Commo support!
What Valour-IT Needs From You:
Blog and email regularly about Valour-IT and the competition
Tell your friends, family and neighbors about Valour-IT
Put up these flyers around your community (I put one up at my local Starbucks).
So all you bloggers sign up with your choice of service and get the word out. Donate NOW!!!
It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see: http://soldiersangels.org/valour/irsinfo.html for proof for the cautious).
The snail mail address for those who'd rather donate that way (be sure to put ARMY (or your preferred military branch) in big letters on the check):
1150 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 108-493
The Army Team: