DynCorp International this year donated an iPod Touch to every family that is being sponsored by the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s Project Elf.
On December 15, more than 1,500 military families who needed assistance this holiday season arrived at USO pickup locations around the Metro area to collect gifts and were surprised to receive a holiday card and iPod Touch in addition to the gifts they usually receive from the program. Ashley Burke, DynCorp International VP, Communications, represented DI at the USO’s Project Elf gift distribution at Ft. Belvoir, Va.
The company also donated a number of iPod Touch devices to the Dallas-Ft. Worth USO, which serves the area surrounding DynCorp International’s Texas location. Between Ft. Belvoir and Ft. Worth, DI donated 3,000 iPod Touch devices to children in military families for the holiday season, exemplifying the DI core value: We Care. Service members and their families expressed their gratitude through emails and messages on the USO-Metro Facebook page:
“I wanted to say thank you to the company. I was accepted for a program from the USO this year that provides Christmas gifts to kids, Operation Elf. When I went to collect the gifts tonight for my children, the USO team also gave my wife and I an iPod touch and case from the DynCorp company. So, from my wife and I, we wanted to say thank you!”
“Just wanted to say thank you USO project Elf and DynCorp for your extreme generosity. No words can express just how blessed and grateful we are. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
“Thanks so much USO for Project Elf~ you made Christmas very special! Thanks also to DynCorp for being so generous! We’re going to upload all of our favorite tunes & send it downrange to Daddy! Thanks so much USO for ALL that you do!”
“Thank you so very very much from the bottoms of our hearts. My son will have such an awesome Christmas! And I am extremely touched by the generosity of DynCorp for the IPod touch. This is something my husband and I would never splurge on for ourselves and to have someone give us one-let alone someone that doesn’t even know us truly touches my heart. Thank you so much once again! You truly blessed us this year!”
About Project Elf
Area companies, organizations and families can register to sponsor a local military child during the holiday season through USO-Metro’s Project USO Elf. Donors are provided with a military child’s first name, age, gender and their wish list. Donors then drop off gifts at their local USO chapter where they are distributed at gift distribution events at USO chapters all over the U.S. Donors may also support the program through online donations.
USO of Metropolitan Washington
“Serving those who serve, and their families” is the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s mission. USO Metro provides programs and services for the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity. The organization depends on the generosity of the local community to fund their projects in the greater Washington and Baltimore area.