I.C. System Votes by “Overwhelming Majority” to Support Veterans with Collection Problems

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ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced that I.C. System and its employees have generously donated to ARMing Heroes’ fourth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, which runs from September 11 through Veterans Day, November 11, 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.

“This year our employees had a chance to vote for the charity they felt most deserving of the funds from our charity golf tournament.  By an overwhelming majority they chose ARMing Heroes. We couldn’t be more pleased to have the opportunity to give to such a worthy effort,” said John Erickson, President of I.C. System. “We have a high percentage of employees whose families have ties to the military so this is really a natural extension for us.”

In the past several months, press releases like those telling the stories of veterans like Jacob Gayer and Daniel Smith remind all of us why we should support those who have served their country.  And more recent stories, like Javier Herrera’s story also told in the preceding link, show us how easy it is for those in the collection industry to help veterans in special ways through their contacts, due to how “small” the industry really is.

Many companies in the industry have chosen to raise money for veterans by incentivizing their people to give to this worthy cause in exchange for dress down days or for other benefits management might think of.  This is the single biggest way those in the collection industry can help our cause.  Those interested in holding an employee fundraiser should contact the organization through www.armingheroes.org.

More Than 850,000 Veterans Awaiting Benefits Claim Decisions

Why should the private sector, specifically those in the collection industry, support a cause that already receives public support through the Veterans Administration?  According to Time.com, there were more than 850,000 veterans whose claims with the Veterans Administration are considered backlogged, or more than 125 past the submission date.  There has never been a time in U.S. history when so many veterans have been in need of financial assistance faster than their government can provide.  And there are some needs that just cannot be met by the government, or by other charities. 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.

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.

  • Friend us 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.

  • Comment on this article online and ask us to contact you.

  • 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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