ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today shared the story of how corporate donations from donors like TECH LOCK have helped grant awardees like Barbara Sim, a military vet struggling to adjust to civilian life since her return from service.
Sergeant Sim served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, including service in Iraq, until a service-connected injury prompted her discharge. She returned home facing disability, unable to work, and quickly accumulated a significant amount of debt that prevented her from being able to secure housing of her own. With nowhere else to go, Sim moved in with her sister and nephew, sharing the monthly rent and housing expenses, but still struggled to make ends meet.
Looking for any solution, Barbara applied for a grant from ARMing Heroes, hoping for help to pay down her debt, to better manage day-to-day expenses, and eventually to secure a home she could call her own.
Late last year, she was informed that her grant was approved. When she heard the good news, she had this to say:
“I would like to send a special thank you to the donors who made this possible for myself and fellow veterans. It’s a blessing to know there are people who truly care and go out of their way to show this country’s veterans that our sacrifices are not in vain. By receiving this grant to help with rent, I will be one step closer to attaining financial stability. It’s a helping hand that is very much appreciated. Thank you for your kindness and assistance in helping me move forward in improving my financial standing. God Bless.”
This grant-making program would not be possible without support from generous donors within the collection industry such as TECH LOCK, a long-time supporter of ARMing Heroes. TECH LOCK was the charity’s largest donor in 2014.
Todd Langusch, President and CEO of TECH LOCK and also a member of the ARMing Heroes board of trustees, has a personal connection to the organization. His own experience as a service-disabled vet strengthens his desire to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.
“Donating to ARMing Heroes year after year allows me to truly make a difference in the lives of those who have given so much, some the ultimate sacrifice, and allows me to do more than just remember or honor them on Veterans Day,” Mr. Langusch commented, continuing, “I’m proud to be part of an industry that honors the service of our men and women by helping them with housing, jobs, food, and healthcare. Anything less would dishonor those who volunteered to serve and protect our freedoms.”
The charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive runs from September 11th through Veterans Day, November 11th every year, however 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 now will be applied to the 2015 drive.
About TECH LOCK
TECH LOCK, Incorporated, headquartered in Troy, Mich., offers more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing and troubleshooting IT assets for businesses and government entities. As a trusted advisor for information technology solutions, innovation and compliance, TECH LOCK provides expertise in a broad range of services including Account Receivables Management, Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Government and Retail industries.
About ARMing Heroes
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.
What Can I Do Right Now to Help?
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