American Red Cross Helping Vets Connect with Chromebooks

Wounded veterans receiving treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are now connecting with friends and relatives thanks to a donation of 100 Chromebooks from Google.

Military patients may borrow the Chromebooks through the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces office located within the hospital. Currently, Red Cross volunteers are learning how to use the Chromebooks and they in turn will help train patients.

Guidebooks entitled “Stay In Touch While On The Mend” will also be supplied to help patients and their families learn how to use the Chromebook computers.

Sherri L. Brown, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Senior Vice President said: “The Google Chromebooks will be a terrific tool for these patients. Many of these men and women are far from home. The Chromebooks will provide patients and families with a means to keep in touch, as well as an opportunity for patients to continue relationships with other families they met while at Bethesda.”

Google and The American Red Cross plan to distribute an additional 500 Chromebooks to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Womack Army Medical Center, Navy Medical Center, San Diego and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for veterans to use in those facilities.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at, a new personal finance portal.
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