To stay strong, families must remain actively involved in each others lives. It takes more than the occasional phone call or email to maintain a close bond.
That is where Websites for Heroes comes in. The personalized family websites, sponsored by American people like you, make it possible for military families to connect more frequently and on a much deeper level than ever before.
In March 2009, Websites for Heroes proudly became a non-profit organization and now operates under its 501(c)(3) status. The effective date of exemption is June 10, 2008.
Websites for Heroes is brought to you by two 'Patriotic Americans' committed to keeping military families together. Mike, an entrepreneur of advanced family website technology and Terry, a veteran Marine and Vietnam veteran, are on a mission to provide the American public the opportunity to sponsor patriotic, password protected, interactive websites for all the brave men and women of our armed forces as well as their families.
About the Websites for Heroes Multi-Tiered Security Platform
All of the family websites are given a multi-tiered level of security. Our systems are completely secure and have been verified using Ambiron's Trustwave Vulnerability Assessment. Our security also includes Administrative password protection, family view password protection and the family directory password protection. This enables the military families to have strict control over site administration and site viewing. In addition, we employ Secure Socket Layers providing for 128-bit encryption effectively preventing any data transmission from read or viewed.
About our Compression Technology
With other popular social networking sites, when someone uploads a photo, the original, full-sized version would be transferred directly over the military’s Internet connection, and would only be compressed once it reaches their servers. With Websites for Heroes, our software enforces file compression on the client’s computer before it is uploaded through the military’s internet connection, dramatically reducing the bandwidth needs for uploading that photo. In short, when posting photos with other sites, users transfer files that can range from 2 to 5 MB, whereas with Websites for Heroes, each photo is compressed to an average of 120 Kb, or anywhere from 16 to 41 times smaller.
In addition, when photos are viewed by users on other sites, those “compressed” photos can still be up to 600 kb (over half a MEG) or more, but the average size of a photo on WebsitesForHeroes remains at 120 kb, a much more manageable size for viewing that puts less strain on bandwidth.
Join our effort today to give military families the hope and inspiration that will carry them through difficult times. There is no better way to thank our military heroes and their families for all the sacrifices they make for us.