Thursday, November 22, 2007

Final Results - Project Valour-IT

Final Fundraising Totals

The standings remained unchanged from the preliminary totals, with Team Army taking the prize this year (more about that, later). But most importantly, our final totals are very good:


At the current cost of the laptops we're purchasing, that means we have enough to supply roughly 320 more wounded warfighters with the means to communicate, operate more independently, and expand their worlds beyond hospital walls. That is about three companies' worth of wounded soldiers whose lives will be improved by the efforts of the thousands of bloggers/supporters and donors who helped out Valour-IT this year! It won't get us through the coming year, but it should bridge the gap until early Spring, when Soldiers' Angels Foundation can again guarantee us a monthly budget.

You are all amazing for your generosity of time and funds, as well as your spirit that is not afraid to acknowledge the reality of those who have stood in your place. I extend my gratitude to all of you on behalf of the Valour-IT team, but know that the wounded warfighters we ultimately serve are going to be even more grateful; they may not know exactly who to thank, but they will know that the laptop at their bedside is a powerful and enabling expression of love and gratitude from the American people.

Congratulations on a job well-done!

2007 Fundraising Competion: Final Totals*

Army: $53,861.11
Marines $40,348.00
Air Force*: $32,452.34
Navy/USCG $21,696.75
Non-team $32,949.82

Total: $192,193.02

*As always, all funds ultimately go to the same account. The division among teams is for the purposes of friendly competition.

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