Friday, October 29, 2010

Fellow Jack Wagons....

Now is the time for all Jack Wagons to come to the aid of their wounded Marines. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriots will, in this fund raising, shrink from the service of charity, The Soldiers Angels, but he/she that opens his wallet/purse and gives till it hurts deserves the love and thanks of man and woman not to mention BRAGGING RIGHTS! Last year, 2009, the bloggers representing the Marine Corps came in first place for donations. This year we are starting out last and the Army is first.
Total 2009
all teams, including donations not designated to any team: $113,124.90
By team -
Air Force: $15,662.17
Army: $32,758.80
Marines: $43,060.89
Navy: $19,108.04
General donations: $2,535.00

The fund raising will go on until November 11th and we're burning daylight. As the Very Reverend Preacher Chuck Waller likes to say when he passes the collection plate 'let me hear the rustle of paper and don't disturb me with change hitting the plate' AKA push the button. Your contribution will provide the latest in electronic wizardry that can be found to provide the opportunity for our wounded to communicate. As the Boss says: "Project Valour-IT provided over 4100 voice-activated laptops to wounded veterans. They also provided Wii game systems to help build motivation and speed recovery through whole body game systems, and handheld GPS devices to and handheld GPS devices to help wounded vets regain confidence and independence."

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

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