ARM Vets Charity Accepting Grant Applications

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.”

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