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November 10, 2006

Project Valour-IT

Today marks the observance of Veteran's Day. Me, being the stick-in-the-mud traditionalist that I am, will observe it tomorrow, because 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month just has significance far greater than a sale at Sears.

It's the Marine's birthday today.

And we're still shilling for cash for Project Valour-IT.

Project Valour-IT, a program which has provided over 650 voice-activated laptops to wounded warriors so they can reconnect with family, friends, and the Internet, needs your help! The campaign in Iraq is a war of IEDs, which results in many traumatic amputations and blindness among the wounded. And the generation of warriors fighting this war are wired. Taking away hands and eyes takes them away from a whole swath of the world that is integral to them. You are reading this post. Without something like Project Valour-IT - they can't. Isn't that worth a few bucks?

So, with that in mind. Give, so that we can help blinded Marines like Corporal Michael Jernigan.

Give so that we can help people like Staff Sergeant Mike Graunke...

Staff Sergeant Mark Graunke

Skip lunch, and donate that money, so that guys with a sense of humor like this Marine:

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...can stay connected to the world, should his sign not work out. That's not asking too much, is it?

The Cluebats of Argghhh! are back on the table too. If you missed out last time - send me a receipt for a $100 (or more!) donation, dated between 8-11 November, and I've got 20 bats available! And since the work is all done, these will ship quicker than the last ones, I promise! BTW - there's two of you from last time who never sent an address... it's hard to mail 'em without one! And don't feel compelled to donate electronically if you aren't comfortable with that. Even if the 20 bats go to Paypal donees, if you send me a snail mail receipt, I'll send you a bat.

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 in big letters on the check):

Soldiers' Angels
1150 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 108-493
San Antonio, TX 78248


Comments on Project Valour-IT
OD briefed on November 10, 2006 10:24 AM

That sign is even funnier than the guys who headbutted a goat in their MICH, and the guys who charged the porta-potty.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 10, 2006 10:26 AM

Hmmmm, where's *your* receipt, Owen?

Cassandra briefed on November 10, 2006 11:18 AM

That has got to be photo of the day John

CM briefed on November 10, 2006 03:48 PM

I give up--where does one send a pdf of the PayPal receipt for a donation to ValourIT?

:-)
Thanks!