Last week I ran a contest for Veterans' Day to try to honor those men and women that defend the U.S. and keep it strong.
And the winner is...Congratulations to the winner of the ColdFusion Builder license, Eapen. Eapen was selected at random.
The deal was that I was giving away a license of ColdFusion Builder 1.0 (The one I received from Adobe MAX) and that I would also donate up to $50 to a worthy Veteran's charity for each comment I received.
I received 30 comments. I decided to donate $50 anyway.
To all of you that commented, thank you. This is OUR donation to veterans.
And the charity is...The charity I chose to give to is the Soldiers' Angels Valor-IT project. This was at the recommendation of my brother-in-law (Matt).
From their website:
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Technology supplied includes:
- Voice-controlled Laptops - Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
- Wii Video Game Systems - Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
- Personal GPS - Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
I am happy to help support such a worthy cause.
Thanks again to all who left comments and honored our veterans.