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Project Valour IT

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:18 pm

I’m siding with the Marines in this Project Valour IT deal. Cassandra of Villainous Company, who is one of the leaders of the Marine team, e-mails with this description:

My co-blogger Carrie and I are heading up the Marine team for Project Valour IT this year. If you’re not familiar with Valour IT, it’s a non-profit that provides voice activated software and laptops for wounded Marines, soldiers and sailors. Every cent raised goes directly to buy laptops and software. Many of these young men and women have lost the use of one or more limbs, their hands, or their sight. Valour IT gives them a way to keep in touch with their buddies back in the field, with family and friends during what can be a long and grueling convalescence. They also provide Wii’s, which have proven very good during physical therapy and often help them regain flexibility and strength while having fun.

What you do is, you click on “Marines” at the left side of this widget, and you donate.


7 Responses to “Project Valour IT”

  1. I’ll go with the Marines also. When the Defense Department turned me down for enlistment it was Marines who went to bat for me.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  2. I’m going to split my donation between Marines and Army. My family is big time military going way back.

    Gina (d38bf6)

  3. Thank you, Gina.

    I like how Patterico doesn’t even MENTION that I have a similar post up at The Jury…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  4. Woo hoo!!!! :)


    Thanks so much, everyone. As the smallest service, we’re very much the underdawg in this competition but we’re scrappy and we’re planning to just plain outwork the other services!

    Since Carrie and I both have loved ones in theater right now, we appreciate your support all the more. You’d be surprised how much of a morale booster it is to the guys and gals over there, just knowing you all have their backs.

    Cassandra (b137c4)

  5. Muchas gracias and URRAHH!!!!

    Carrie (f43fd5)

  6. Gladly put some in the hat – thanks for the link -And God Bless those ass-kicking,turbin toppling Marines!!!

    Steve (e5c232)

  7. God Bless those ass-kicking,turbin toppling Marines!!!

    I am *so* emailing that one to my husband. He’ll get a kick out of it :)

    Cassandra (b137c4)

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