ARMing Heroes, the collection industry’s charity for military veterans, today announced the addition of three prominent industry leaders to its board of trustees (“the board”). Corey Gabler, Todd Langusch, and Everett Stagg join the organization’s board during its fifth annual No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive, which runs from September 11th through November 11th every year.
This past summer, the organization reached out to its donor base to put out feelers for board member nominations and received interest from several interested parties. The board’s vote last week to add these three new members adds a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and opportunity for the growth of the organization and its mission to help veterans facing financial difficulties.
Corey Gabler spent nearly five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in more than 19 countries around the globe, from Camp Pendleton, CA, to Afghanistan. Mr. Gabler is currently the Vice President of VeriFacts, Inc., a company in the industry specializing in skiptracing, asset location, legal recovery solutions, and account resolution.
When asked about his desire to join the board, Mr. Gabler commented, “Being a vet myself, I’ve supported several veterans’ charities over the years. ARMing Heroes gives me the unique opportunity to be part of something so specific to the industry in which I function each and every day, while supporting our vets at the same time. Knowing that when we do our jobs right and resolve the issues with our clients, we’re directly helping deserving vets that have the same debt issues we see in our everyday work environment—it really brings it home for me, and I’m excited to be such an integral part of this organization.”
Corey plans to draw from his past participation in several veteran fundraisers along with his experience with the Wounded Heroes Foundation and bring that knowledge and expertise to the ARMing Heroes organization.
Todd Langusch, President and CEO of TECH LOCK, Inc, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, served in the U.S. Navy for nearly eight years, including service during Operation Desert Shield during the Gulf War era.
Because so many ARMing Heroes grant recipients have a service-connected disability, his own experience as a service-disabled vet offers a personal connection to ARMing Heroes and strengthens his desire to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.
Commenting on his addition to the board, Mr. Langusch stated, “I’ve always been passionate about charities, ready to give 110% to a worthy cause. For ARMing Heroes, to be able to support my brothers and sisters-in-arms and give back to those who have given so much, it was a no-brainer.”
Todd’s previous experience with charitable endeavors includes highly-successful fund drives for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and an American Red Cross Blood Drive. He hopes to continue this record of success with ARMing Heroes, and looks forward to year-over-year growth in monies raised and number of vets helped.
Everett Stagg is a veteran of the U.S. Navy with a personal understanding of the challenges soldiers can face when returning home from service. Mr. Stagg is currently the President of Coast Professional, where he oversees, directs, and develops overall collection strategy and management staff. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Everett not only brings his wealth of knowledge to the board, but also his dedication and personal commitment to ensure the ongoing success of the ARMing Heroes organization.
Commenting on his appointment to the board, Mr. Stagg stated, “I believe this is an invaluable way for me to give back to the men and women who have put everything on the line for our country. As a veteran myself, it is an honor to be able to help our men and women in uniform.”
Mr. Stagg is involved in a wide range of local and national organizations, and plans to draw from those experiences and bring a fresh voice to the ARMing Heroes board.
The board now comprises eight individuals with plans for further expansion into 2015. Interested parties can complete the contact form at www.armingheroes.org or reach out to one of the board members through the website to express a desire to nominate themselves or someone else to become involved.
With less than one month remaining in the 2014 drive, there’s still time for interested companies to get involved and support this worthy cause. This year, the charity has made it even easier to do just that by offering an Employee Fund Drive Starter Kit, as well as implementing a Donor Dog Tag promotion to encourage and commemorate employees’ support of military vets. Interested companies can learn more here http://www.armingheroes.org/arming-heroes/ways-to-help/hold-a-drive.
ARMing Heroes relies on the generosity of ARM industry companies across the country to make this grant program possible. Most grant recipients struggle with service-connected disabilities, unemployment, and delinquent debt, and have turned to ARMing Heroes to help get their lives back on track. Stories of past grant recipients remind us all how rewarding this program can be.
The charity’s flagship No Debts for Vets Charity Fundraising Drive started on September 11th and continues through Veterans Day, November 11th. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted online at www.armingheroes.org and via mail to PO Box 353, Collingswood, NJ 08108, payable to ARMing Heroes. Pledges may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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