The flagship of the program is the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hospital, where the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces office will have 100 Chromebooks that injured veterans can borrow.
The other 500 Chromebooks are going to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Womack Army Medical Center, Navy Medical Center San Diego and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to help wounded warriors in those facilities.
“The Google Chromebooks will be a terrific tool for these patients,” said Sherri L. Brown, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces senior vice president. “Many of these men and women are far from home. The Chromebooks will provide patients and families with a means to keep in touch.”
Red Cross volunteers are being trained on the use of the Chromebooks, which also will come with a Stay In Touch While On The Mend guidebook to its features.
The inspiration for the new program came from Carrie Laureno, founder of the Google Veterans Network and Audience Evangelist in Google’s Creative Lab.
Press release – http://tinyurl.com/3cxypqc