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Give it Up for the Troops!

Day three of the Valour-IT fundraising competition...

The need is great right now--the accounts are empty and the only way the wounded will get laptops, Wiis or handheld GPS from Soldiers' Angels to assist their recovery is through the money raised by this competition. Financial times are uncertain, of course, but that doesn't change the needs out there.
Captain (now Major) Chuck Ziegenfuss used a voice-controlled laptop
after he was seriously wounded in Iraq in 2005.

This year's theme is "give up something to give to the troops." We may be worried about the future or feeling a financial pinch right now, but how many small luxuries do we spend our money on each week, luxuries that add up?: that $4 cup of gourmet coffee instead of the plain stuff that's free at work ($20 for the week), the $50 movie night out with weekend with the family when $10 would get a recently-released DVD and a couple bags of microwave popcorn (that's $40), the nice shirt on clearance at the department store that would look great on you but isn't really needed at this time ($15?)... the candybar you buy from the snack machine every afternoon to get you over the 3:00 hump ($5 a week), and on and on. The luxuries add up...

There's a lot of talk about how America as a whole isn't sacrificing for this war. How about we change that, starting with the small things?

Please join us as we blog, share, and "sacrifice" something for the wounded whose sacrifice gives that very word its true meaning. Freedom isn't free, of course. And as Grim says, "Project Valour-IT is for the ones that have paid some of the highest prices. The only ones who have paid more are beyond earthly help." What are you going to give up today to give to the troops?

Oops!  Was that a USMC button I put up there? *looks around innocently* 

Well, if you insist, you may also donate here for Army, or send a check or money order to:

Soldiers' Angels
Project Valour-IT -- Army Team
1792 E Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104


*runs for the bunker*

UPDATE:  Galrahn explains why Navy will beat Army on this.  *looking for a more reinforced bunker*


I'd like to thank Kat and FbL for keeping the place open as I wallow about in the Atlantic.  Fuzzy, I've had some success schmoozing Project Valour-IT out here.  Check your email for more.
WTG, John!  I can't wait to hear the details...
 <i>Give it Up for the Troops!</i>

Damn... I totally though of something else when I read that headline.
 I guess when it's written, "Comments (you may use HTML tags for style)," that they forgot to write, "except <i> and </i>."
Damn... I totally though of something else when I read that headline.

*looks around innocently*