Soldiers' Angels, a nonprofit working for war veterans, wanted to provide laptop computers and some hi-tech gadgets for 100 wounded veterans recovering at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio on Veterans Day but was running short of 13 of them as the day approached.
When Gary Baber of Air Warrior Courage (AWC) Foundation heard about it, he soon stepped in to fill the gap with a grant to purchase the last 13 gadgets.
We are all stronger when we work together, says Soldiers' Angels Founder Patti Patton-Bader. I was so glad to see that this joint effort of Soldiers' Angels and AWC helped our wounded heroes get the technology they needed. When we and the troops needed an angel, AWC was there.
Baber was just happy that AWC could help the wounded this way. I want to congratulate SA for thinking of doing this, he says. There are a lot of soldiers at BAMC who don't have computers, so I'm very happy to see Soldiers' Angels have taken this on as a project.
The 13 iPads purchased through the grant from AWC are part of Soldiers' Angels Project Valour-IT and were delivered during the Veterans Day 2010 celebration at the Soldiers' Angels Support Center near BAMC.
Air Warrior Courage and Soldiers' Angels are now planning to team up for the upcoming BAMC Wounded Warrior Battalion family dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas.