2. to become strong, healthy, or active again
3. to bring (something) back into use or popularity
In video games, players are often given a chance to revive fallen teammates in the heat of battle. Left 4 Dead, Gears of War, Final Fantasy, Battlefield, Planetside 2. After every round or match, everything instantly resets. Every wound is healed. Ever scar is erased. Every memory of the previous fight is wiped from the character's mind. Call of Duty, Team Fortress 2, GoldenEye, Dirty Bomb. For many of us online soldiers, we fight every day. We die every day. We revive every day. We reset every day.
But contrary to popular opinion, there does exist a world beyond video games, and these soldiers don't quite have those luxuries. Arms, legs, organs, and faces don't come back. Neither do fallen friends. Yet the memories do, and they almost always find a way to degrade - and in the worst of cases, destroy - a warrior's will to fight the seemingly eternal battles of being home.
We must find a way to revive the soldier's most valued asset: their will.
Through jobs, psychiatric help, family support, and more, some very enterprising people already have.
Voodoo Shipping Company is undertaking this mission to:
- Give back what little we can to the soldiers that have fought for our freedom to create a community such as this.
- Inform VCO members of those soldiers' wounds both visible and invisible.
Three civilian charities have been selected to represent the three most popular countries of origin of VCO's members. Each link explains their mission and how they directly help service members in a myriad of ways.
- Canadian Hero Fund on behalf of Canada.
- Help for Heroes on behalf of the United Kingdom.
- Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of the United Sates.
How to Donate
Effective immediately, every cent donated to the VCO "Community Contributions" box on the main page will go to Operation: Eternal Revive. On September 27th (one week after that month's community meeting), the total amount accumulated will be evenly split three-ways between the three charities.
If you have ANY questions whatsoever, we will gladly field them. This is your money, and these are their lives.