When a local Women and Children’s Center in Pristina, Kosovo needed repairs, DynCorp International’s team working in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), extended a helping hand.
Weather conditions had caused many of the Center’s water pipes to burst within the concrete walls causing damage that needed immediate repair.
As volunteers, the DI team quickly sent a plumber to investigate the damage and assess reconstruction needs. Over the next few days, DI team members worked to tear apart the walls, install new water pipes and rebuild the concrete walls.
Ira Queen, program manager, commented, “We wanted to give back to the Kosovo community by helping with the Women and Children’s Center. Donating work hours to help rebuild the facility was a simple and easy way to show how DI serves the community in which it lives and works, and how we care about the citizens of the community.”
The Women and Children’s Wellness Center in Kosovo
The Women and Children’s Wellness Center is staffed by volunteers and is funded solely through donations, many of which come from the military personnel serving at Camp Film City.
Nearly 50 children are cared for at the center, ranging in ages from four to 16 years old. Most of the children have been orphaned as a result of the war and rely exclusively on the Center’s support. The Center also helps provide the local communities with clothing and food.
Background on DCH
DCH, a wholly-owned DI subsidiary formed in 2007, furnishes all labor, services and materials necessary to operate, maintain, repair and alter of facilities and related systems and equipment located at HQ KFOR Main on Film City in Pristina, Kosovo and sub-sites located throughout Kosovo.