Veteran’s Day is the one day set aside to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation. It’s also an excellent opportunity to teach civilians about the sacrifice service members have made and also to acknowledge them in the workplace. To show our appreciation, all month long we will be featuring employees who have served our country before joining the Reliant Funding family.
Alcides Fuentes (Processor, Melville, NY)
Branch: United States Navy (Norfolk, Va.)
Years active: 2009 – 2013
Rate: Operation Specialist
Rank: Second Class Petty Officer OS2
What does being a veteran mean to you?
I’m proud to be a part of something bigger than me, to put aside my needs for the needs of the nation.
What experiences impacted you the most when you served?
Losing comrades to suicide and war.
In looking back on your time in service what are you most proud of?
Working together with people from all over the country and building strong connections with them.
Does your time in the military continue to influence your life today? Do you apply anything from that time to your day-to-day life now?
Yes, my time in the military shaped me to be the man I am today, to live life with the Navy core values: Honor Courage and Commitment and to strive to be the best at everything that I do.
What advice do you have for veterans who were recently discharged or who are on the verge of a discharge?
Don’t give up, follow your heart, set short-term goals and accomplish them. There is nothing more fulfilling than to achieve your goals in life. Start building for the future when you are young.
For the entire month of November, in honor of America’s veteran-owned businesses, Reliant Funding is offering an exclusive promotion to thank them for their service and sacrifice. If a veteran-owned business completes an application and funds a Reliant Funding advance this month, they will be eligible to receive a $250 cash rebate for all fundings over $10,000. Additionally, if you are a veteran and current client of Reliant Funding who is eligible for a renewal, you may also take advantage of this promotion. The cash rebate will be paid upon the confirmed financing of the advance. Proof of past or current military service is required to participate. Call us for details at 1-888-239-7865 or apply now.