8/15/2005

Spread the Word

This post will remain at the top for today.

Soldier's Angels has many programs that help our soldiers. Today, your help is needed to spread the word about one of them. A media blitz is being attempted to get the word out. If you can post about it at your site or contact your local media, please do.

The program, Project Valour IT is seeking to supply wounded soldiers with voice activated computers while they are in the hospital.

Please spread the word about this great program.

A brief description:

Every cent raised for Project Valour IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops, software and equipment for the wounded servicemembers.

Currently we are forming "libraries" of laptops equipped with the voice-controlled software for wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines at each major military medical center to check-out for a few hours at a time.

If you would like to help out our wounded brave, go to Project Valour IT to make a donation.

Please post about this. Thank you.

John at WuzzaDem is on board.

Stop the ACLU has a list of those already participating.

UPDATE:

Esther at Outside the Blogway

Patrickafir at Clarity & Resolve

Patrick at It's A Matter of Opinion in Australia!!

Rachel at Legless In Perpetuum had this to say:

Seawitch, that is an absolutely amazing and bloody important cause that you are supporting. As I have a high-level spinal cord injury I also use a voice-activated computer. I have my little microphone that I speak into, and because I can move my arms I have a trackball mouse. Everyone’s injuries are different thus I think it is a brilliant idea to raise funds for individual computer setups. I know what it is like to be stuck in hospital for a long time with nothing to do and no access to the outside world, at my rehab centre there was one general access computer for 20 patients which didn’t even have voice recognition on it. And the other computer they had which had voice recognition did not have access to the Internet, and you could only use that computer by appointment between 12 and 5 p.m.

This project will make a massive difference to the lives of wounded soldiers. Giving them access to the outside world, as well as the independence that voice-activated computers will bring, is such an honourable way to thank them for the sacrifices they have made for our well-being.


She is also posting about this project from Australia.

2 Comments:

Blogger patrickafir said...

Hey, Karen, I never heard back from them about graphics work.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Patrickafir,

Someone else is coordinating now. I'll e-mail her and let her know.

10:54 PM  

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