However you feel about the current situation in Iraq, I believe this proposal by Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is something we can all support.
This May we are returning to Iraq with the intention of dedicating a twenty-four station "Internet Cafe" in Taji. Our goal is to make the World Wide Web available via satellite link in outlying areas of rural Iraq where that service is severely limited.
Some of the hardware and equipment for this project has already been donated. The remaining need is approximately $140,000 to fund the satellite services and equipment for two years.
The Department of Texas VFW Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity, will manage the collection and disbursement of the tax deductible contributions. Corporate contributors are welcome, and it is our goal to have these resources in hand no later than May 15.
I am asking your financial support in this project. This is a personal priority of mine, ahead of re-election fundraising or any other work. I would sincerely appreciate your help.
Take a look, and if you agree that this is worthy of support, pass the link along to someone else. Thanks very much.
UPDATE: In the Pink puts it all in perspective.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 09, 2006 to Around the world | TrackBack