Prospect, KY (March 02, 2002) - Victims Assistance of America, Inc (VAA)
-- Members of the board were surprised and thankful when a company out of Colorado offered to supply the complete web presence for Victims Assistance of America, Inc. None of us really knows enough about the process to even try to accomplish that one stated Judy Kiesler at one of the last meetings.
Martha Steimel, President has been coordinating volunteers all over the country in different aspects of the developmental stages that they have been progressing through. She had 4 different volunteers for her posting for help with web design. One in Texas had just agreed to help if she would put a group together. She was just puzzling over, Just how do you put a group together when one is in Texas, one is in Delaware, one is in New Jersey and the fourth is in California and none of them know each other?! No sooner had she queried the board when, what to her wondering eyes would appear?! A miraculous e-mail from Colorado!
A company one that knew exactly what they were doing offered to put it all together for VAA. When Martha looks back at this one, she can only imagine that VAA was just meant to be. Within a two week time frame shortly after announcing what her intent was with VAA, she met a victims advocate, a computer specialist who does security with computers at the pentagon and a person who specializes in non-profit advertising. Then, turn around, and look at this!
Unfortunately http://www.vaa.org was already taken by the Virginia Auction Association. That would have been the simplest address. But, do watch our progression at http://www.victimsassistanceofamerica.org! Once youve got that mouthful on your computer why not put it in your favorites? Then you dont have to try to find it again it will be right there for you.
Doyle Brooks and Christine Blancher of Virtual-Isle have been burning the midnight oil on this one. There will be our 800 hotline for victims listed (We wont publish that number till we have advocates trained in identity theft issues ready to man the phones). To start with we will have an id theft checklist that a victim can use to know what to do in the meantime until we are up and running. There also will be a links button to take them to the different places that they need to know about, like the three credit reporting agencies where they put fraud alerts on their credit reports. There is a button for donation if someone wants to help our cause there are so many things that they can do to help! If you click on the How can you help VAA button youll see what I mean! I guess with a national organization when youre just getting started anything anyone wants to do is one thing less we have to worry about, states Ms Steimel. What she is really looking forward to is the development of the VAAretail site. It will be a mall type setting and will have more than 240 retail stores. (Thats why you should put this in your favorites!) If you are going shopping, if you start from the VAAretail site and transfer into anyone of these stores, the price is no different than if you went directly to that store, but, if you start from the VAAretail site every one of those stores gives a donation to VAA every time someone shops with them! So Please! Put it in your favorites or bookmark it or, whatever it is you call it! Were catering to corporate buyers also. So, have your company bookmark it also. And . . . as you click the different buttons and check out the whole site if you like what you see click on the webmaster at the bottom of the page and tell Doyle and Christine thank you for me one more time! I couldnt be happier with anything. Theyve set it all up so nicely! I hope you will all give them your opinions and thank them for me yet another time!