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October 29, 2009

Marine Team Update

I hope the Snarkitudinous amongst you will note that I now have the *correct* camo pattern:


As of 9 am this morning we were leading the Army by about $1300 with 3 slots left on my Dad's $1000 challenge. Huge thanks to our 3 donors! This leaves us with 3 $100 matching donations left. We also got a very generous donation from a Marine team blogger but I'm not sure whether he wishes to remain anonymous.

The goals for today are to keep getting the word out and keep recruiting new team members. A few posts down there's a 10 Reasons to Join the Marine team post you can use to blog or even use in emails if you'd like to spread the word to friends and coworkers.

We have done amazing things, but we need to stay focused today. As the smallest service, we have to work harder than the competition just to hold onto our lead.

I can't thank everyone who has joined and contributed enough. Jules Crittenden wrote a wonderful Marine of the Day tribute yesterday and he's been incredibly helpful in recruiting and spreading the word. Cassy had a fantastic trivia post up yesterday that took a lot of the pressure off me.

Don't forget the Demotivator contest - we've had lots of great entries so far and can use more. Send them to cassandra.vc at gmail dot com and I'll get them up there, or send a link to your post if you have put them up at your site.

Greta has a video contest to check out and we still need people to help get the word out on Twitter and Facebook:

Twitter: @valourit or #valourit


Again, thanks so much for all your hard work. The Marine team rocks! If you recently joined, we'll be updating the blogroll, or you can download code for the Marine team blogroll (this one should be up to date now) here.

Posted by Cassandra at October 29, 2009 08:47 AM

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"...you will note that I now have the *correct* camo pattern."

Just about any camo pattern (with some notable exceptions) works for me...but then, I'm (admittedly) biased.

Posted by: camojack at October 30, 2009 12:24 AM

I've got a couple camo projects in the works, but they'll probably have to wait for the proper attention until after the holidays, but certainly until after my sister's wedding.

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at October 30, 2009 01:12 AM