Greene County Gives Back

Greene County Gives Back

A business idea imported from Iowa is making its mark in Indiana. It's happening in Greene County and it's giving something special to some very deserving folks.
10% off any purchase from a restaurant. Up to one hour free consultation from a law firm. These are just a few of the discounts offered to the veterans of Greene County through the new Honors Rewards program. 

"Really the program is businesses offering things for the veterans to help them, to give them whatever they want to give them. It could be 10% off of something or buy one get one half price or whatever," explained Greene County Recorder Stuart Dowden.

By signing up for the program, veterans will receive a rewards ID card that they can present at participating businesses for their discounts.

"I've talked to a lot of people and I've had a lot of really positive results," said Dowden.

Businesses and veterans can sign up online. So far 25 veterans have signed up but only eight businesses. One of those businesses is Grandma's Goodies, run by Jill Vaught. Her store has always offered a discount and is now a part of Honors Rewards as well.

"The only thing that I ask whenever they come here as a veteran and claim the status. All they have to do is allow me to shake their hand and thank them for their service," said Vaught.

Grandma's Goodies 10% off any purchase and a free meal on Veteran's Day.

"It's the only way I can give back to them for allowing me the freedom to do this," continued Vaught.

And now other businesses have the same chance, and all it takes is the click of a mouse.

Right now all the participating businesses are in Bloomfield. Dowden is hoping to reach out to more throughout the entire Greene County.

Businesses and veterans can both register for the program on honorrewards.com


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