DynCorp International team members working in Afghanistan recently organized a winter clothing and equipment drive to support their local community. Project COLD (Community Organizing and Liaison Development) was established to not only collect donations of necessary cold weather apparel and equipment for those in nearby villages, but also to create partnerships with the local community.
Through working on Project COLD, team members worked with community village leaders and local businesses in their free time to coordinate collecting donations and distribution. Local neighborhood schools received clothing, food and school supplies for students.
“This was an important project that brought us closer to the local community. We are dedicated to those that we live and work with on a daily basis. We were proud to be able to give back to the community here in Afghanistan,” said James Traitz, DynCorp International team member.
The DynCorp International values that team members apply to job performance – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – are also values that are carried into the communities where we live and work. DI utilizes the unique opportunities to give back through philanthropic donations, local training programs and hands-on volunteer work.
DynCorp International’s goals are to support programs and efforts that benefit:
- Veterans of the U.S. Military
- Law Enforcement Veterans
- Global Education
- Global Community Development