ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced the start of the organization’s fifth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, which runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th, every year. Tax-deductible donations are now being accepted online at www.armingheroes.org and via mail to PO Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year’s fund drive generated more than $50,000 in donations, the largest amount of funds raised since the organization’s inception in 2009. As a result, dozens of grants were awarded to struggling military vets and their families, most of which were disbursed to the creditors of grant recipients at the end of the year, just in time for the holidays. Typical grant awards averaged $1000 to $2000, with the largest grant in the amount of $5000.
ARMing Heroes relies on the generosity of ARM industry companies across the country to make this grant program possible. This year, the organization has made it easier than ever for companies to successfully institute a company-wide fundraiser by offering an Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit. In four easy steps, the kit outlines what is needed to announce, manage, and complete a successful employee drive.
In addition, any company that participates in a fundraising drive and donates to the charity at specified threshold levels will receive Donor Dog Tags, customized military-style dog tags for employees to commemorate their support of military veterans. Interested companies can learn more about the Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit and Donor Dog Tags here.
ARMing Heroes is building momentum for its fifth annual fund drive based on its remarkable success over this past year. Earlier in 2014, ARMing Heroes held its first-ever annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, to celebrate top donors to the charity and raise awareness of the needs of military veterans facing collection problems. At the event, the organization awarded its inaugural Force Multiplier designation to Tech Lock for its exceptional commitment to the ARMing Heroes charity. Several other top-performing ARM industry companies were recognized and honored at the ceremony for their support in helping vets with financial struggles.
During its five years of service, ARMing Heroes has provided grants to nearly 100 military veterans and their families. Most grant recipients struggle with service-connected disabilities, unemployment, and delinquent debt, and have turned to ARMing Heroes for much-needed help to ease their financial burdens and get their lives back on track.
As one example, for one highly-decorated vet, Aaron Olivas, this couldn’t be more the case. The grant Mr. Olivas received allowed him to focus on improving his credit, work toward applying for a VA loan, and offered him hope in finally making his family’s dream of home ownership come true.
Stories of past grant recipients like Aaron Olivas, as well as dozens of other vets remind us all how rewarding this program can be. However, none of it would be possible without the support of generous donors like you. The charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive kicks-off today, September 11th, and continues through Veterans Day, November 11th. Companies interested in getting involved are urged to visit www.armingheroes.org for more information.
About ARMing Heroes
ARMing Heroes was founded and began operating in March, 2009. The organization’s mission is to serve the needs of U.S. military veterans, including their spouse and children. ARMing Heroes fills a charitable niche by linking people identified with employment, credit, and financial counseling needs with the accounts receivable management industry, an industry uniquely poised to help in these areas. Persons interested in volunteering their time and others interested in applying for benefits or pledging other forms of support are encouraged to contact the organization at www.armingheroes.org.
What Can I Do Right Now to Help?
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