Over the last decade, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has received more than $1.3 million dollars of support through DynCorp International (DI) employee and corporate donations.
The “Red Shirt Friday – Support the Troops” campaign alone has generated $135 thousand dollars in contributions from DI employees who purchased a red shirt to wear in support of the sacrifice of our servicemen and women throughout the world. DI’s Journey of Hope charity golf tournaments raised an additional $358 thousand through the sponsorships of DI suppliers, partners and employees.
TAPS has supported many DI families since 2010, and in 2014, DI became the first private company to form an official partnership with TAPS to provide support to families of fallen DI personnel. Through this agreement, TAPS and DI’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), designed to support DI employees and their families, work together to provide survivors of DI employees comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources. DI has lost eighty-five teammates who were supporting U.S. foreign policy objectives.
Watch Bonnie Carroll, TAPS founder and president, thank the people of DI in a brief, two-minute video.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. When a member of America’s armed forces dies, TAPS is on the front lines providing compassionate care to the families left behind. Since 1994, TAPS has assisted over 80,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers who are grieving the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the geography or the circumstances of their death.