Through a campaign launched in July 2011, DynCorp International (DI) has raised more than $30,000 to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a non-profit that cares for the families of the fallen.
Last year, DI joined others around the world in “Red Shirt Fridays” to support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 3,000 of the red polo shirts, with the embroidered words, “Support the troops – Red Shirt Fridays,” have been sold in the past year. DI donates $10 to TAPS for each shirt sold.
“More than 65 percent of our personnel are veterans so supporting the U.S. military has always been a priority at DynCorp International, but working with TAPS is particularly special to us because they have also helped civilian families and, specifically families of DI personnel who have lost their lives while on mission,” said Steve Gaffney, chairman and chief executive officer, DI. Gaffney also served as co-chair on the TAPS Leadership Committee.
DI supported TAPS as sponsor of their 2012 Honor Guard Gala, which directly benefits TAPS’ grief support programs for survivors.
“We are so grateful for the support DynCorp International provides our military through the amazing Red Shirt Friday program! The financial contributions made as a result of this campaign help the families of our nation’s fallen,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS founder and military widow. “It is heartwarming to know that the employees of DI believe in the work TAPS does, and step forward to give generously of their time and their funds to care for the thousands of families who have suffered the devastating loss of someone serving in support of the military mission. We are forever grateful to our friends at DynCorp International.”