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ARM Vets Charity Gives Out More Than $80K to Military Veterans
January 21, 2015: ARMing Heroes (www.armingheroes.org
), the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced that it raised more than $80,000 in 2014, with most funds received during its 2014 No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive
. Generous ARM industry donors came out in force, showing their staunch support of veterans facing financial difficulties. Nearly four dozen grants were awarded, most of which were disbursed just before the holidays through direct grants payable to the creditors of grant recipients.
For one such vet, Daniel Hof, his much-needed grant could not have come at a better time. Daniel served in the Ohio Army National Guard for nine years, during which he was mobilized and deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq. After his separation from service, Daniel returned to his wife and children struggling with a service-connected disability and unemployment, and decided to pursue his bachelor’s degree in the hopes of securing gainful employment and improving his family’s quality of life. However, with mounting expenses and limited income, Daniel was forced to use credit cards to help make ends meet and quickly accumulated a significant amount of delinquent debt, which proved to be an obstacle in his job search.
Looking for any help through this challenging time, Daniel applied for a grant from ARMing Heroes, and, in December of last year, he learned his grant was approved. Upon hearing the good news, Daniel had this to say:
“I want to sincerely thank the supporters behind ARMing Heroes for making such a wonderful program possible. Like many families recently, we relied on credit to bridge tough financial times and then struggled to meet those debt obligations. This grant will break some of those chains holding me back and allow me to move forward with my next steps. There are many ways to thank or help veterans – the ones that offer a hand up rather than just a hand out are the truly special ones.”
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