Collingswood, NJ: ARMing Heroes (www.armingheroes.org), the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, announced that it began accepting applications on July 4, 2015, for its annual No Debts for Vets grant-making program. Last year, the charity received hundreds of inquiries and more than 100 applications from military vets and their families seeking much-needed financial support for needs typically not covered by government programs. This year the organization expects even more applicants. Grant awards typically range in amounts from a few hundred dollars up to a several thousand dollars, all in the form of a direct payments creditors on behalf of the grant recipient. Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit http://armingheroes.org/arming-heroes/vet-support-center for eligibility information and application details.
In December of 2014, the charity awarded more than $74,000 in grants to military vets and their families, just in time for the holidays. For one such vet, Daniel Gray, the grant he received could not have come at a better time. Daniel served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly six years, including three deployments to Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. Upon his separation from service, he returned home to his wife, three children, and a baby on the way, but also faced a disability, unemployment, and financial hardship that seemed impossible to overcome. He turned to ARMing Heroes for help, and upon hearing the news that his grant was approved, Daniel had this to say:
“From all of the Gray family, we would like to send out greatest thanks for the program that you offer. It is hard for any veteran, let alone a disabled veteran that cannot work, to stay out of financial problems and to get their feet back on the ground after leaving the service. My family and I cannot thank the team at ARMing Heroes and their donors enough for what they have done. They have given us an opportunity to not only put the past behind us, but to look forward to a better future.”
ARMing Heroes relies on the generosity of ARM industry companies across the country to make this grant program possible. Hundreds of unemployed, underemployed, and disabled veterans are expected to apply this year, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Any amounts pledged or donated now will be applied to the 2015 drive.
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.
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