SALEM, N.H. — Windham Professionals, a leading accounts receivable management and customer care firm, is donating $10,000 to aid military veteran debt relief. Each year, ARMing Heroes, the credit and collection industry’s charity for military veterans, holds its No Debts for Vets fundraising drive, which provides debt relief grants to veterans in which all funds are paid directly to grant recipients’ creditors. Windham will match its employees’ contributions for a total overall donation of $10,000. Fundraising begins September 11 and concludes on Veterans Day.
Founded in 2009, ARMing Heroes provides financial assistance to veterans in need. Each year, the organization provides tens of thousands of dollars in grants to veterans facing financial difficulties. For every $10 collected during the drive, close to 100% goes directly to debt relief, with ARMing Heroes paying the debt on behalf the veteran. The charity keeps expenses down by relying on donor organizations to provide in-kind services to support its operations. There are no employees, and no paid executives. No board member takes any compensation or stipend, and overhead expenses are minimal.
“Being able to assist veterans is a great honor and tradition that Windham is proud to be a part of,” said Cherie Sugg, Windham’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “We pride ourselves as an employer that is committed to diversity in its workforce, and one that honors the sacrifice and service of our veterans, military personnel, and military spouses.”
“We are proud to have the support of a world-class organization such as Windham,” said Nick Bernardo, Board President of the charity. “We call on organizations of every size to answer the call and involve their call centers in a fundraiser before Veterans Day. Whether you have 3 employees or 3,000, our goal of raising $10 per employee per organization means everyone can be a part of this cause.”
Organizations wishing to hold a drive and receive Donor Dog Tags should visit the charity’s website: http://armingheroes.org/arming-heroes/ways-to-help/hold-a-drive. This press release in June tells the story of Leopoldo Nunez, a typical grant recipient. ARMing Heroes always highlights companies making a difference for veterans in the form of ongoing public relations activities.
Windham has a long history of philanthropy. Each year, employees select and raise money for dozens of local and national charities. Charitable organizations previously benefiting from the company’s philanthropic efforts include the Wounded Warrior Project, American Legion Post 567, Toys for Tots, the USO, and the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York.
About Windham Professionals
Windham Professionals innovates, improves and advances its clients’ businesses through accounts receivables management and customer care solutions. Windham’s focus on experience, knowledge, and teamwork starts with each and every employee and extends through our long-term relationships with clients in the education, government, communication, financial services and commercial sectors. Established in 1982, Windham is based out of Salem, New Hampshire, with offices located throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: www.windhampros.com.
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.
Windham Professionals, Inc.
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