Enthusiastic runners and walkers – including representatives from DynCorp International – laced up their running shoes on Saturday, May 4, 2013, to join the Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation (SICF) for a 5K run/walk to raise funds to help Iraqi orphans and street children.
DynCorp International sponsored the race, which was held in Fairfax County, Va. All of the funds raised through corporate sponsorships and online fundraising by runners go to Iraq to feed, tutor and provide support for children in Iraq.
SICF was founded by two Americans who lived and worked in Iraq during the war. The non-profit began its work as a humanitarian assistance organization, offering concerned Americans as well as Iraqis an opportunity to take concrete action to help orphans. Mobilized by SICF, caring Americans in the United States, at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and other organizations helped collect and distribute food, medicine, school supplies, backpacks, shoes and other humanitarian supplies in Iraq.
SICF is committed to serving as a catalyst to mobilize U.S. and international partners; supporting Iraq’s NGOs; and emphasizing direct aid for hand up, not hand out, programs.
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 our personnel 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. Our goals are to support programs and efforts that benefit: veterans of the U.S. military; law enforcement veterans; global education; and global community development.