UPDATE: I’m behind in updating. Lot has happened. Army pulled back into the lead only to get royally smked by a resurgent Navy coming form all the way back of the pack. As you see they are now over $10,000 ahead of us.
Still, it looks like all of us will make goal. If you haven’t donated something, even jus ta couple of bucks, please click the donate button in the left sidebar.
UPDATE: Sometime yesterday the Marines took the lead in a big way, almost $2500 ahead of Team Army. Since then we’ve been slowly closing the gap and it’s now less than $2000. Still a long way to go and not much time left. Only 4 days.
UPDATE: Past $18,000!
7 Days to go. Roughly 1/3 of the way in and we’re already closing in on 50%.
And Army still Leads the Way!
UPDATE: Wanna see how all the teams are doing?
Look in the sidebar.
There ya go.
Notice, the important part: We are ahead of pace to raise the full $180,000.
Of course that Army is well out front, is great too. Help us maintain the lead.
UPDATE: You people are fantastic!
Look there in the sidebar. Less than three days in and we’ve long surpassed $10,000. With 9 days to go, we’re gonna shatter this goal.
Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops
This message will remain at the top until Veterans Day, our team’s deadline to raise as much of the total goal of $45,000 as we can.
By the way, this is a competition. I’ve joined Blackfive’s Army team (naturally).
The other teams:
Watch this space for updates.
In memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss
“At that time I had no use of either hand. I know how humbling it is, how humiliating it feels. And I know how much better I felt, how amazingly more functional I felt, after Soldiers’ Angels provided me with a laptop and a loyal reader provided me with the software. I can’t wait to do the same, to give that feeling to another soldier at Walter Reed. “
–CPT Chuck Ziegenfuss, on the inspiration for Valour-IT
As of 4 October, 650 laptops have been awarded to wounded heroes
Project Valour-IT, in memory of provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals.
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.
There’s a button in the sidebar that says “Make a Donation.” Click it and help a wounded hero.