It's only been a couple of months since Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker implemented the county's , but already a group of nearly 1,000 former service-members has signed up to take advantage of the discounts made available by more than 80 local businesses.
As a result, Chairman took the liberty to tout the program's early success during Thursday's Montgomery County Commissioners meeting.
"We've handed out photo ID cards to over 900 veterans since we started the program in March of this year, and we've recorded nearly 500 new military discharges," said Shapiro.
In order to participate in the program, are asked to bring their DD-214 Certificate of Release to the Recorder of Deeds office at One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown. Once the discharge paperwork is on file, the veteran will receive a photo ID card, which allows them to take advantage of discounts offered by participating businesses throughout the county.
"On behalf of all the commissioners, thank you [Nancy Becker] for all of your work," said Shapiro, addressing Becker as she sat during the meeting. "On Behalf of veterans, thank you for all of your work."
So far, Becker has amassed a list of more than 80 participating businesses, which supply a variety of products and services ranging from discounted meals to electrical contracting services. For businesses that may be interested in participating in the program, the county requests a one-year enrollment period with an annual automatic renewal, though vendors may withdraw from the program at any point after 12 months by giving 30-days written notice.
"This is a unique opportunity for businesses to advertise their products or services, increase their customers, and most importantly, show their appreciation to our veterans who have served to protect our freedoms," said Becker, in a March press release.
For additional information on the program, as well as a full list of participating businesses, visit the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds website at http://www.montcopa.org/rod, or contact Nancy Becker directly at 610-278-3294.