Collingswood, NJ – Prior to the close of its sixth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraiser, ARMing Heroes (www.armingheroes.org), the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, received a first-time donation from Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc. (FAMS, www.fams.net) in support of military vets and their families. The charity is currently reviewing applications received from dozens of vets facing financial difficulties, all hoping for a grant to help fill the gap between income and expenses, for needs that are largely unmet by government programs or even by other military charities.

FAMS has a long and strong history of supporting military vets and their families, and company CEO Jerry Hogan is the driving force behind those efforts. Hogan’s passion for supporting and honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s military goes above and beyond the norm. Every year on Veterans Day, he hosts a celebratory luncheon, complete with limousine transportation, to honor the dozens of FAMS employees who are either vets themselves, or family members of current active servicemen and women.

FAMS employees in Missouri show off their donor dog tags. (From left to right): Elissia Thomas, Michael Riley, James Windmann, Dave Marks, Jeff Mehrtens, Branyea Jones.  All are veterans.

FAMS employees in Missouri show off their donor dog tags. (From left to right): Elissia Thomas, Michael Riley, James Windmann, Dave Marks, Jeff Mehrtens, Branyea Jones. All are veterans.

Additionally, FAMS donates annually to Wounded Warriors. Yet when Hogan learned of the industry-specific focus of the ARMing Heroes charity, he was eager to get on board. He personally implemented a company-wide fundraiser that included raffles for cash and high-end prizes, rallied support from employees, and matched the funds raised with a corporate donation. “It’s truly my honor to support America’s veterans, to give back to those who have sacrificed so much of themselves for our country,” Hogan commented, continuing, “Getting involved with ARMing Heroes, a charity supported by the ARM industry, is an exciting opportunity to extend our support of veterans facing financial struggles. As a company, we are proud to be part of an industry and an organization committed to such a noble cause.”

FAMS employees in Georgia show off their donor dog tags. (From left to right): Sharn Fuller (veteran), Cheryl Parks (veteran), Ann  Katz (mother of veterans) and Benjamin Smith (veteran).

FAMS employees in Georgia show off their donor dog tags. (From left to right): Sharn Fuller (veteran), Cheryl Parks (veteran), Ann Katz (mother of veterans) and Benjamin Smith (veteran).

FAMS employees participating in the drive will soon receive donor dog tags to display proudly either in the office or at home.  The tags are a symbolic giveaway the charity sends to donor companies to enable participating employees to show their support for the cause.

In 2014, ARMing Heroes awarded nearly four dozen grants to struggling military vets and their families. Typical grant awards averaged up to $2000, with the largest disbursement at $5000. The charity is currently reviewing this year’s applications, with plans to announce grant awards in the coming weeks. Most awards will be disbursed to the creditors of grant recipients, just in time for the holidays.

ARMing Heroes relies on the generosity of ARM industry companies across the country to make this grant program possible. Hundreds of unemployed, underemployed, disabled, or simply forgotten veterans apply every year, all hoping for a grant to ease their financial hardships. 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 about 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 2016 drive.

 

About Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc.

FAMS was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  FAMS has over 20 years of experience in developing innovative and specialized services addressing active receivables, early out, customer care, and first and third party collections.  FAMS provides a full range of services to a diverse client base and focuses on the government, education, and healthcare industries.

 

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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