DynCorp International (DI) today has pledged $10,000 to the U.S.–Philippines Society to support relief efforts in the Philippines to assist those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan.
“We have been working in the Philippines since 2002, supporting the Department of Defense, and have developed valuable relationships in the local community,” said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp International chairman and CEO. “With more than 600,000 citizens displaced we felt an urgent need to provide support.”
Donations will benefit established entities in the Philippines that will deliver immediate aid for food, water and basic sanitation to typhoon victims.
DynCorp International currently supports the Department of Defense in Zamboanga under the Philippines Operations Support (POS) program. Through this program, DI team members provide services including management and administration, command and staff, public safety, air operations, port operations, supply, morale, welfare and recreation support, galley, facility support, utilities, base support vehicles and equipment and environmental services.
Working in several locations all over the world, affords DI team members with unique opportunities to give back to the communities in which they work and live. Earlier this year, DI team members provided assistance to the local community in Mindanao, Philippines after Typhoon Pablo hit the island in December 2012.
The area suffered from flash floods and landslides that left thousands homeless and in need. DI’s Philippines Operations Support (POS) team provides support services in the area and was eager to respond and help in any way they could. They established what they called “Operation Pablo,” which resulted in an outpouring of aid for those devastated by the storm. The team collected and delivered not only monetary donations but also truckloads of clothing, blankets and essentials including kilos of rice and powdered milk, thousands of cereal packets, and cases of sardines.
DynCorp International Base Operations
DI has experience operating and managing installations worldwide. DI’s base operation capabilities go beyond traditional facility management and include a full spectrum of life support services that includes security, fire and rescue emergency services, water, ice, power, dining and catering, and a wide variety of additional services. DI personnel maintain airfields and aircraft-support equipment, manage and repair ground-vehicle fleets, and coordinate complex logistics projects and supply-chain management operations.
About the U.S.-Philippines Society
The U.S.-Philippines Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization that aims to broaden and expand interaction and understanding through basic research and/or applied research in the areas of security, trade, investments, tourism, the environment, history, education and culture between the United States and the Philippines which would benefit the American public and the people of the Philippines.