Pittsfield, Mass. – Lenco Armored Vehicles, the leading designer and manufacturer of tactical armored security vehicles for law enforcement, fire and rescue and government entities worldwide, today announced that it has supported the veterans of Western Mass. by partnering with Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center to develop a new website. The site will serve as a new way for local veterans to access the services they need–with an emphasis on suicide prevention and PTSD awareness.
Donated by Lenco Armored Vehicles and built by Brick House Web Design, the new site will meet veterans and their families where they are and help ease concerns about taking the first steps to reach out for assistance. With clear information and approachable resources, the site will encourage local veterans to access the Center’s free services and understand what options are available to them.
“Lenco is committed to protecting the defenders that serve our country, especially here in our community in Western Massachusetts,” said Lenny Light, Vice President, Lenco Armored Vehicles. “We are so proud to partner with Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center to improve access to the important services they provide veterans and their families.”
Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center has been integral in supporting 7,000-8,000 local veterans like Edward Casella and their families with free services from disability claims to homelessness issues.
“The Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center backed me up 100% and were able to navigate the red tape of the VA and helped me get through the process with far less difficulty,” said Edward Casella. “I never felt like I was just a number to them. I was denied important benefits and the Center helped me win my appeal with their hard work and guidance.”
“As a veteran, I’ve experienced firsthand the important role this center plays and the value it brings to the local community,” said Steve Schultze, Director, Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center. “Lenco’s generosity and support will help us expand our efforts to serve the veteran community in Berkshire County and help even more veterans tackle the issues they face after they serve our country.”
To learn more about Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center, visit: BerkshireVeterans.com
About Lenco Armored Vehicles
Since its founding in 1981, Lenco Armored Vehicles has been the most trusted manufacturer of tactical armored security vehicles by law enforcement, fire and rescue and government entities worldwide. The privately held, family-owned and -operated company revolutionized tactical response with the advent of the BEAR® and BearCat®, and since, has designed and fabricated more than 6,000 armored vehicles in service by more than 800 state and federal agencies in all 50 states. Lenco prides itself on protecting defenders around the world and serving as the standard in the industry. For more information about Lenco Armored Vehicles, visit lencoarmor.com