Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Very Cool

I just sent a calendar to a wounded vet.
Pinups for Troops (h/t Blackfive)
Gina Elise is a model with a BA from UCLA. She has spent the last year putting together a project that combines what she knows (modeling, photography, history) to help a cause dear to her heart (hospitalized veterans and soldiers in need).
So, she created a project called Pin Ups for Vets which is co-sponsered by American Legion Post 360 of Lake Arrowhead, California. Gina Elise says this about her project:
Over the past year, I have heard and read incredible stories about the injured soldiers returning from military service. Their hardest battles have just begun, as they attempt to recover in Veterans Hospitals all across America . I was touched by each story, and knew that I had to try to do something to help our hospitalized Vets.
I came up with an idea to recreate a World War II style pin-up calendar that would have the dual purpose of raising money for programs that support hospitalized Veterans, and also serve as a GIFT for each and every Veteran, as they recover in a Veterans Hospital.