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Google Chromebooks, Recovering Warriors, and Red Cross

Did you know? Our Service to the Armed Forces offices are also located inside hospitals like Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where Red Cross volunteers help wounded members of the military by providing comfort and a piece of home.

Yesterday, we added some new tools to our arsenal that will help us serve the patients at these – 275 Chromebooks, donated by Google! These laptops will make it easy for recovering men and women to surf the web and stay in contact with friends and family.

Chromebooks for Recovering Warriors
Recovering warriors and their families stationed at Walter Reed receive training from Google staff on the new Google Chrome Notebooks.

Here at the Red Cross, we’ve talked a lot about how people are turning more and more to social networks to communicate with their loved ones during disasters. We’re excited by this opportunity to enhance our existing services for military families by strengthening connectivity and helping patients build a network of support right from their hospital beds.

Have you ever been in a situation where you were injured and recovering, but unable to see close family members and friends? How did you stay in touch? Let us know in a comment!

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