November 7, 2012 by Rick B
Yesterday Americans filed into schools, municipal buildings, and community centers across the country to cast their vote for President of the United States. All politics aside, this election represents one thing: freedom.
We, as citizens of this great country, have the opportunity to make our voices heard by casting a vote. But this responsibility and freedom has not come without sacrifice. Over 230 years ago the revolutionary war ended and America had its first group of veterans. Many years have passed and countless battles have been fought in the name of Democracy. We could not enjoy the immense freedom we have today without the sacrifices of these brave souls.
In 2009, ARMing Heroes was formed as a charity to help veterans with employment, credit, and financial counseling. One of their programs, One for the Warrior, creates a way for bill collectors to refer U.S. military veterans and their spouses and children to ARMing heroes so they can apply for a grant to pay a delinquent bill. ARMing Heroes is one of our favorite charities for vets; it is a worthy cause that has been pioneered and supported by various companies and individuals within the accounts receivable management field. Within the past 2 years, this noble cause has given out more than $35,000 in grants to veterans in need.
One grant recipient, Jason Robertson recently reached out to ARMing Heroes with an update on his story. The grant Jason received helped him get back on his feet. He is closing in on achieving his Associates Degree, and will than embark on obtaining his Bachelors Degree. Jason shared that he will be the first person in his family to achieve a degree from an institution of higher learning.
This one grant gave Jason the opportunity to better himself and will likely have a profound impact on his family for generations to come.
Next Monday, November 12th, we will celebrate Veterans Day and the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom. ARMing Heroes has a No Debts for Vets fundraising drive each year between September 11 and Veteran’s day. In honor of all veterans, I encourage you to make a nominal donation to this worthy cause that helps the men, women, and families of those who have served our country.
Rick Brammer, my father, and President of United Credit Service, Inc. shares his view on this worthy cause in the following article.
Tax deductible donations can be made at www.armingheroes.org
Let’s all do our best to have no debts for vets!