A typical scenario for a military family...
Write2Them is useful for all military basic training locations,
but here's a typical scenario
for the family of a new Army recruit:
John Smith enlists in the Army, gets in shape, and eventually arrives at Ft. Benning for basic training. Friendly drill sergeants welcome John to the Army as he gets off the bus.
Sometime after in-processing, John is allowed to call home. Shouting above the other trainees in the duty room, John gives his new mailing address to his mother Barbara.
Barbara goes to www.write2them.com to create her account, then creates a record for her son. She enters John's address at Ft. Benning and activates the service using PayPal.
John is automatically assigned an email address (email@example.com). Barbara goes into the Friends page on John's write2them record and sees that her email address and name are already entered as a Friend. She adds her work email, her husband's personal and work email addresses, and email addresses for John's aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends.
Barbara lets everyone know how they can stay in touch with John. Also, everybody listed as a Friend receives an email explaining that Barbara is using Write2Them so that they can communicate with John via email.
Friends and family send email from home or work to let John know that he is missed, how proud they are of him, how the Packers did last Sunday, etc. Some attach photos to their email messages.
Monday through Saturday, new email messages and photos from the previous day are formatted into a letter, printed, and mailed to John.
John graduates from basic training and arrives at his first duty station. Once he has access to Facebook, email, etc. through his computer or smart phone, the email address from Write2Them no longer needs to be used.