In 2011, DynCorp International donated a total of $12,540 to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) through the “Red Shirt Friday” program.
Like many other organizations all over the world, DynCorp International encourages wearing red shirts each Friday to show support of our servicemen and women. As part of the “Red Shirt Friday” initiative, DynCorp International sells red polos and t-shirts embroidered with the words: “Support the troops – Red Shirt Fridays,” in its company store.
For each shirt sold, DynCorp International donates $10 to TAPS, a non-profit that cares for the families of the fallen. TAPS provides support to military and contractor families who have lost a loved one, and it is particularly special to DI because it has helped the families of DI personnel who have lost their lives while on mission.
“TAPS helps anyone who has lost a loved one – whether he or she was serving in the military or supporting a contractor mission. It is an honor to support an organization that supports our own personnel. As we continue our Red Shirt Friday program at DI, we look forward to donating even more in 2012,” said Ashley Burke, vice president of communications at DynCorp International.
About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography, or circumstance of the death. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources.
Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.
TAPS has assisted more than 30,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.