Collingswood, NJ – With the start of its sixth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive just a few weeks away, ARMing Heroes (www.armingheroes.org), the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced that ARM firms have already begun committing to hold company-wide drives in support of the charity and putting the fundraiser onto their corporate calendars.

The drive, which runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th, every year, relies on the generosity of ARM industry companies to raise and donate funds in support of military vets and their families.

AHOA veterans and military spouses

AHOA veterans and military spouses

Credit Adjustments, headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, has already pledged its support for 2015 by agreeing to hold such a drive this fall. CAI’s President, Dexter Smith, commented, “Our employees’ excitement around supporting this particular cause was evident last year, so we are honored to participate again in 2015.” Companies across the industry can follow suit by signing up to hold a drive here, effectively jump starting this year’s campaign even before its official kick-off on September 11, 2015. Once you register, downloading the Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit makes it easy to get started. In four easy steps, the kit outlines what is needed to announce, manage, and complete a successful employee drive.

2014 Sample Dog Tags Image

2014 sample dog tags

Any company that holds a drive and donates to the charity will receive Donor Dog Tags to commemorate their support of military veterans, just like the American Outsourcing Alternatives’ employees who contributed in 2014.

Last year, donors contributed nearly $100,000, the largest amount of funds raised since the organization’s inception in 2009. As a result, nearly four dozen 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. Many grant awards averaged close to $2000, with the largest grant at $5000.

Most grant recipients struggle with service-connected disabilities, unemployment, and delinquent debt, and have turned to ARMing Heroes to help get their lives back on track. Stories of past grant recipients remind us all how rewarding this program can be.

The charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th every year, however tax-deductible donations are accepted at any time online at www.armingheroes.org and via mail to PO Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may be made to info@armingheroes.org.  Any amounts pledged or donated now will be applied to the 2015 drive.

About Credit Adjustments

CAI, a HUBZone-certified small business, is a leading provider of collection solutions for higher education, healthcare, and consumer organizations nationally.   The company has four locations across the country.

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?

  • Visit www.armingheroes.org and donate now.
  • Make ARMing Heroes your designated charity through the AmazonSmile program.
  • Like the ARMing Heroes page and post this article to your page on Facebook.
  • Tweet about this article on Twitter.
  • Join our group on LinkedIn, the ARMing Heroes Veterans Charity Supporter / Assistance Center.
  • Forward this article via email to your key contacts.
  • Print this article and fax it to your local congressional office and ask them to post our website on theirs as a resource for vets.

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