ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, is pleased to announce that TECH LOCK, Inc. has been named the organization’s first-ever Force Multiplier in the Data Security & Compliance category. This newly-established annual designation is bestowed by ARMing Heroes on just one company per year for a specific product and service category in recognition of the company’s commitment to helping military veterans with financial problems through direct charitable contributions and value-added incentives to clients.
This year, TECH LOCK has committed to donating to ARMing Heroes 10% of Data Security Audit net proceeds from any new client to TECH LOCK that starts doing business with the company this year from within the Accounts Receivable Management industry (not to be combined with other charity programs or discounts). In light of this commitment and past donations it has made to ARMing Heroes’ annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, TECH LOCK will be honored at an awards ceremony ARMing Heroes will hold later this week in Washington, DC.
As part of the program, a company receiving a Force Multiplier designation for a given year may define the terms of the value-added incentives it offers to clients. The Force Multiplier designation brings a host of additional benefits to the sponsor, including a unique logo to display on the Force Multiplier’s website, ongoing promotion via ARMing Heroes press releases and mass emails, a dedicated page on the ARMing Heroes website, and exclusivity in that there can be only one Force Multiplier in a given category for the year.
Last year, the ARMing Heroes charity raised more than $50,000 during its fourth annual drive. Approximately 30 grants were awarded to struggling military vets, most of which were disbursed to the creditors of grant recipients just in time for the holidays. Hundreds of unemployed, underemployed, disabled, or simply forgotten veterans apply every year, all hoping for a grant to ease their financial hardships. Stories about past grant recipients like Javier Herrera and Jacob Gayer remind us all how rewarding this program can be.
TECH LOCK’s President and CEO Todd Langusch had this to say about his company’s Force Multiplier designation. “We are honored to receive this designation from ARMing heroes and more importantly are excited about the opportunity to help enhance the lives of the men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect our country. There are thousands of veterans who just need a little help to get off the ground financially or some assistance dealing with a difficulty. We have been very fortunate with great customers and a successful business. We want to do our part and help ensure veterans get the help they have earned.”
Although the charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th every year, tax-deductible donations are accepted at any time online at www.armingheroes.org and via mail to PO Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may be made to email@example.com. Any amounts pledged or donated will be applied to the 2014 drive.
TECH LOCK, Incorporated, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Chicago, IL is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) and Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV) focused on serving the ARM industry, including credit grantors, collection agencies, debt buyers, service organizations, healthcare providers and more. TECH LOCK’s IT professionals all possess Fortune 100 and ARM industry experience. This makes TECH LOCK uniquely skilled in serving the ARM industry as it relates to information technology, data security, and regulatory compliance. Compliance validation is performed in areas such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, Red Flags Rule, ISO 27002, FISMA (NIST 800-53), Nevada NRS 603a, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00, and CFPB Readiness. TECH LOCK, Inc. is an approved DBA International auditing firm for its Debt Buyer Certification Program. For more information, please visit www.techlockinc.com.
ARMing Heroes was founded and began operating in March, 2009. The organization’s mission is to serve the needs of U.S. military veterans, including their spouse and children. ARMing Heroes fills a charitable niche by linking people identified with employment, credit, and financial counseling needs with the accounts receivable management industry, an industry uniquely poised to help in these areas. Persons interested in volunteering their time and others interested in applying for benefits or pledging other forms of support are encouraged to contact the organization at www.armingheroes.org.
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