Soldiers Angels Fund Drive: Laptops with Voice Software for the Wounded Troops

This post will remain at the top of the posts through 11/11/2009, when the drive ends. Look below for new posts.

I resonate with this effort from Soldiers Angels on several levels. It’s proper name is “VALOur-IT” (Voice activated Laptops for Our Injured Troops). Technology, but technology to a real world application, and specifically one to help those who volunteered, knowing thier wounds were a likely outcome of serving the nation. On top of that, it will provide a practical platform for these wounded warriors to be able to work with computers in their jobs in the future. It’s a win-win-win from my viewpoint.

It begins today, the drive to make a difference for those who have suffered in defense of the nation, and defense of others around the world.

From a practical need for a blogger and a blog reader sprang a project that has now aided over 4000 wounded warriors in getting some normalcy into their lives. The project blog is here.

Even a few bucks adds up. Times are lean, but consider the “leaness” for those who will never recover what they have lost in the service.

Thanks for helping out. Please pass the word around, too.

If you want to hear the story of how this all began, Hugh Hewitt did an interview with Chuck Zeigenfuss. The audio is at this link. It will take a little to get to the interview, then it runs until about minute 8, but it’s a great story of what blogging has spawned.

If you have no preference for a service team to donate to, please drop your funds under the Navy, but know they still go into the same pot at the end of the day.

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