Web sites for heroes
Published: February 14, 2006 | 3520th good news item since 2003
Military families can stay connected with loved ones abroad through cyberspace, especially with a new service called “Websites for heroes”.
At thefamilypost.com military families can create personalized, interactive family Web sites.
For every Web site purchased by the community, the service is then donated to military families at Vandenberg.
The first to take advantage of the service are the Cunninghams.
Kim Cunningham surprised her husband James with an early Valentine’s Day present as he serves all the way in Afghanistan.
The Cunningham’s claim that trying to stay in touch with e-mail is limited. But by using a Web site like this, they can exchange 30 to 40 pictures instantly.
The site also offers a message board and a calendar to track each others’ activities.
The Cunningham’s say they are lucky to be recipients of this generous donation.
“Communication is the number one priority for us. It’s hard enough to be separated, but to feel like you can stay in touch with each other’s lives is so important,” says military wife Kim Cunningham.
Captain James Cunningham went overseas about 4 months ago. He is a finance officer dealing with a military budget. The family says his unit also helps refugee camps and orphanages.
The great news for the Cunningham’s is that he is expected to come home sometime in March.