DynCorp International Intelligence Training & Solutions team members working at the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) office, recently volunteered their time at the Habitat for Humanity Center in Chantilly, Va.
Ronald Joy, training officer, C.J. Torres, report writer, and Rory Williams, analyst, spent their free time working at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which accepts donations of new and gently-used building materials and household goods, then sells those items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore directly benefit the Habitat’s mission “to build homes, communities, and hope.”
In addition to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity’s mission, ReStores provide an environmentally- and socially-responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills.
In the 25 years that Habitat ReStores have been operating, countless tons have been diverted from the waste stream.
“It was important to our team to be able to support the community in a way that would directly benefit the local area in which we work,” said Joy.
The DI’s ITS team hopes to continue serving their community through quarterly volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity, including A Brush with Kindness, an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.
A Brush with Kindness helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.
A Brush with Kindness serves as a companion to local affiliates’ core building services, enabling them to serve more families and increase opportunities for volunteers and sponsors.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit housing organization that seeks to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.