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PROJECT VALOUR - IT |

November 23, 2009

PROJECT VALOUR - IT
Name: Tadpole
Posting date: 11/23/09
Returned from: Afghanistan
Milblog: Army Sailor: War in the Sandbox

The good people at SoldiersAngels.org are sponsoring a fund drive called “Valour – IT”. They are trying to raise $140,000 dollars to purchase voice activated laptops for wounded warriors.

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops and other technology for severely wounded service members. As of October, Valour-IT had distributed over 4100 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country, and is now expanding its mission to include other technology that supports physical and psychological recovery.

Valour-IT accepts donations in any amount to support our mission, but also offers a sponsorship option for laptops. An individual or organization may sponsor a wounded soldier by completely funding the cost of a laptop and continuing to provide that soldier with personal support and encouragement throughout recovery. This has proved to be an excellent project for churches, groups of coworkers or friends, and members of community organizations such Boy Scouts.

Originally Valour-IT provided the voice-controlled software that accompanies the laptops, but now works closely with the Department of Defense Computer/electronic Accommodations Program (CAP): CAP supplies the adaptive software and Valour-IT provides the laptop. In addition, DoD caseworkers serve as Valour-IT’s “eyes and ears” at several medical centers, identifying patients in need of laptops and other technological support for their recovery. Wounded military personnel can also directly request a laptop through the sign-up form or through the Valour-IT/Soldiers’ Angels representatives at the following medical centers, and other veterans health care facilities across the country:

* Balboa Naval Hospital

* Brooke Army Medical Center

* Madigan Regional Medical Center

* National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital)

* Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton

* Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital (29 Palms)

* Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Project Valor - IT | Soldiers Angels (Navy Team)

Please CLICK HERE to support the cause!

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Comments

Why does a severly wounded soldier need this type of fund raising? Isn't that what our tax dollars at the Veteran Administration and Dept of Defense are for? Each of these vets would be entitled to such technology under Independent Living programs through Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services, if not through Occupational and Speech Therapy at the VA Medical Centers....

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