Saturday, November 05, 2005

Valour-IT: A Possible Christmas Gift!

Having problems figuring out what to get someone for Christmas? How about helping out the wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations?

There is a friendly fundraiser, Valor-IT, going on to help these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Pick your favorite Military Branch and help them win the fund raiser as well as send a note to your 'someone' saying you gave money in their name. And if you are particularly cruel... if your friend is a Marine, give to the Air Force in their name. ;-) Notice the Air Force. Since my dad retired after 26 years in the Air Force... it would be GREAT if you gave to the Air Force. Then again, my BIL and nephew are Marines and my other nephew is in the Navy and my cousin was in the Army.... but the AIR FORCE would be a wonderful place to make your donation. GRIN. And remember, just $1 can make a difference. That just might be the $1 that puts the Air Force in first place for winning the most the fastest for the Fundraiser!

Being great at plagiarizing... I'm taking a lot of my words from this point forward from BlackFive.

WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.
WHEN: November 2nd through Veterans Day (the 11th).
WHERE: Based in the blogosphere, spreading everywhere else.
WHY: Because giving wounded warriors with hand and arm injuries access to a computer supports their healing and puts them back in touch with the world.
HOW: Blogger teams will be divided along military branches, with civilians "up for grabs."

Go to the links below to make donations for your Military Branch. Just scroll until you see a button that says DONATE. Press the button. Or below you can get help on how to send snail mail.

Help the Air Force win the Fund Raiser

Help the Marines win the Fund Raiser

Help the Navy win the Fund Raiser

Help the Army win the Fund Raiser (scroll down to find the donation button).

It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see: for proof for the cautious)

The snail mail address for those who'd rather donate that way (scroll down at:

Let's be a part of something big.

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