ARMing Heroes, a collection industry charity for military veterans, has announced the start of its fifth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, which helps ease the financial hardship for military men and women returning to civilian life.

The fundraiser, which runs from Sept. 11 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, enables companies and individuals with an affinity for helping veterans to make tax-deductible donations online or via mail to P.O. Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may also be made to info@armingheroes.org

Last year’s fundraiser generated more than $50,000 in donations, the largest amount of funds raised since the organization’s inception in 2009. As a result, dozens of grants were awarded to struggling military vets and their families, most of which were disbursed to the creditors of grant recipients at the end of the year, just in time for the holidays. Typical grant awards averaged $1,000 to $2,000, with the largest grant being $5,000.

ARMing Heroes relies on the generosity of U.S. collection industry companies to make this grant program possible. This year, the organization has made it easier than ever for companies to successfully institute a company-wide fundraiser by offering an Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit. In four easy steps, the kit outlines what is needed to announce, manage and complete a successful employee drive.

ARMing Heroes is building momentum for its fifth annual fund drive based on its remarkable success over this past year. Earlier in 2014, ARMing Heroes held its first-ever annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate top donors to the charity and raise awareness of the needs of military veterans facing collection problems.

During its five years of service, ARMing Heroes has provided grants to nearly 100 military veterans and their families. Most grant recipients struggle with service-connected disabilities, unemployment, and delinquent debt, and have turned to ARMing Heroes for much-needed help to ease their financial burdens and get their lives back on track.

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