“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Valour-IT Update

Valour-IT, from Argghhh. I was goinna do my own update…but John’s is better.

By the way, here are last night’s midnight numbers. I just couldn’t get them posted at the time. The close of day numbers for 11/08 00:21 (12:21 AM) Central (Day Ten):

Team Air Force: $23,245.00
Team Army: $29,347.67
Team Marines: $27,549.10
Team Navy: $39,756.00
TOTAL: $119,897.77 (out of $180,000)
For all those "Up In The Air Junior Bird Men" out there who haven't supported your team...GET MOVING! We are almost out of time. We have a mission to complete!

If you're just checing in for the first time, Here's the gist of what's going on from Soldier Angels:
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, 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. The experience of CPT Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember's recovery.
And, for those who ABSOLTELY must support another service branch (…I will find you later…) here’s the list, as reported by BLACKFIVE:

Jarheads (Marines) will be led by Villainous Company
Zoomies (Air Force) will be led by Op For
Squids (Navy) will be led by Chaotic Synaptic Activity.
Doggies (Army) led by Matt and Jim of Blackfive

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). Just click the donation link at the top of the page to do the electronic thing. The snail mail address for those who'd rather donate that way (be sure to put AIR FORCE in big letters on the check):

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

Let's be a part of something big. Let's complete the mission!