November 24, 2010 – In addition to the important work that DynCorp International (DI) employees do in their jobs each day, DI employees around the world are living our values by helping others. This holiday season, DI employees in the U.S. and around the world are giving back. Here are a just a few examples of the generosity exhibited by our colleagues around the world:
- Food for Others. Virginia employees in Falls Church and Alexandria donated hundreds of canned foods and dry goods to “Food for Others,” a local non-profit organization that provides food to those in need. We delivered a total of 215 lbs. of food and $220 in gift cards for turkeys to Food for Others, benefitting needy families in the Northern Virginia area. Our thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make this Thanksgiving a better one for others!
- Cancer Research Fundraiser. DI offices in Falls Church and Alexandria Virginia, and in Fort Worth, Texas, raised $6,840 in October during the Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer campaign. Funds raised in Texas supported several employees participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for The Cure.
- Toys for Tots. For the second year in a row, employees in Texas joined together to support the local Marine Corps recruiting office’s Toys for Tots drive. “Thanks to the generosity of our employees, we delivered more than more than $3,500 of toys. Our convoy of vehicles and motorcycles even had a police escort along the way,” reported LOGCAP IV’s Pascal Budge. When employee DJ Hargave – who is based in Afghanistan – heard about the effort she reached out to her colleagues in Texas and wrote, “Wait for us, we want to participate, too!” She then ordered toys online for colleagues in Texas to pick up at the local Wal-Mart. “I did it to honor the Marines that are serving here with me and others who were not in the Marines but still serve proudly today here with DI.”
The DI values that we apply to our job performance – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – are also values that we carry into the communities where we live and work. Employing tens of thousands of people around the world provides us with unique opportunities to give back through philanthropic donations, local training programs and hands-on volunteer work. We are proud of the extraordinary work done and caring exhibited by our employees.