Several DynCorp International team members in Melbourne, Fla., participated in the Corporate 5K Challenge on March 13, 2014, to benefit the United Way of Brevard. The annual event brought in hundreds of runners and walkers from Brevard County businesses, as well as family members and friends.
DI team members also held several training runs in the weeks before the event, encouraging employees of all fitness levels to participate.
“This event was a great way to get fit, have fun and contribute to a worthy cause, all while incorporating DI’s wellness initiative,” said Nicole Evans, DynCorp International human resources manager.
United Way of Brevard
United Way of Brevard County was founded in 1957 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to help those who were in need. They formed the Brevard County United Appeal and conducted their first county-wide fund drive in early spring of 1958. More than $104,000 was raised, and 12 agencies received funding that first year. Another campaign was conducted in the fall, raising $140,600 for the 1959 operating budgets of the 12 agencies.
In 1962, their name was changed to the United Fund of Brevard County and in 1971 to the United Way of Brevard County. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, they have been actively involved in the local community’s health and human service sector for the last 55 years.
The United Way of Brevard Country aims to be a leader in mobilizing the caring power of the community through a wide range of funded services that help improve the quality of life of Brevard citizens.
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Their programs aim to empower all individuals and families to achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.