11/06/2005

Check It Out - Project VALOUR-IT

(Bumped this post to remain at the top all day)

Check out the Cox&Forkum Project VALOUR-IT cartoon. A picture is worth a thousand words and this one says it all.



UPDATE: Michelle Malkin is helping out! A Very Good Cause

UPDATE: 11/06/05
Rachel at Legless In Perpetuum posted this back in August:

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.


If you would like to join the NAVY, Army, Marine, or Air Force team click here.

Another way to help out is to pass out flyers. John at Castle of Argghh has all of them here.

Fuzzilicious, who has done an awesome job co-ordinating everything, has updates and great posts about the impact Project VALOUR-IT is having at her site.

The fund drive is an amazing success. The orginal goal was for the teams to raise a combined goal of $21,000.00. That goal has been more than exceeded. We are continuing on and are now aiming for each team to raise $21,000.00 for a new combined goal of $84,000.00 and at the awesome response so far, I think this new goal will be met as well.

Please help out anyone way you can. You can post about it, donate, or pass out flyers.

Linked with Basil's Project VALOUR-IT

UPDATE: 11/06/05 8:30am Feeding your young adult some donuts puts them in a generous mood! I told my son about Project VALOUR-IT and he said wanted to donate. I didn't suggest any amounts but he said $80.00. I went through my PayPal account and made the donation for him. Donuts make good bribery tools!! And good kids are priceless!!

PS: I added Project VALOUR-IT to the original title of the post.

Thanks Dean!!!

10 Comments:

Anonymous elmers brother said...

Did you see what happened to Sgt. Hook?

3:07 PM  
Anonymous elmers brother said...

That picture was worth a thousand too. GO Navy!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Poor Sgt. Hook. I left him a comment.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Great comic. You're so right that a picture is worth a thousand words. And good on your son!!!!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous elmers brother said...

Thanks for adding Rachel's comment.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

Thanks!

elmers bro,

She had left at another post but I couldn't find it. Her story is so inspiring. I hope some of those treatments that she's had at her site will work!

10:59 AM  
Blogger GunnNutt said...

Wow, Navy's kickin' butt!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

GN,

Aren't we!!

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

Rachel,
" think it is a brilliant idea to raise funds for individual computer setups. "

Hear, hear

2:25 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

She makes a very advocate for this program.

3:18 PM  

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