Today is the kick-off for the fundraiser for Soldiers Angels Project Valour IT
The Valour-IT Veterans Day Fundraising "Competition" was a developed as a fun way to raise money for a very serious project. Teams are purely for the sake of friendly competition, building on the natural inter-service rivalries of the U.S. Military.
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Technology supplied includes:
Voice-controlled Laptops - Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
Wii Video Game Systems - Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
Personal GPS - Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
This blog (of course:) is registered for the competition with 'Team Army', which is headed by Blackfive (read more at Mail Call!... here)
And over at BlackFive, team leader for Team Army, there are a couple of posts which give you background on Valour-IT, and a list of who is in the Army team....Check B5 out here.
Fine looking list of bloggers for Team Army, if I do say so myself.