McLean, VA – (October 25, 2019) – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national non-profit military service organization providing comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in, or in support of, the United States Armed Forces. DynCorp International (DI) has received more than a decade of support from TAPS, which provides families of fallen DI employees comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs.
From fundraisers based on selling shirts embroidered with the words “Support the Troops,” raising money through golf tournament sponsorships, and from substantial corporate sponsorships, DI has provided more than $1.3 million in support to TAPS over the past decade.
During the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting this month in Washington, DC, DI’s chief executive officer George Krivo presented a $215,750 check to Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of TAPS, from monies raised during the 2019 Journey of Hope Golf Tournament in Flower Mound, Texas.
“At DynCorp International, our relationship with TAPS goes beyond supporting a great cause,” said George Krivo. “Thank you TAPS for all you do for our military and our DynCorp International families.”
“We are filled with gratitude for the partnership we share to care for families who are grieving the loss of a brave contractor,” responded Bonnie Carroll.
Core services of TAPS includes:
- Peer-based emotional support providing comfort and care for all who are grieving the death of a loved one in the military.
- Case work assistance, including access to pro bono legal assistance, emergency financial resources, information on state and federal survivor benefits, connections to private support.
- Community-based grief support, including connections to unlimited free clinical grief counseling; trauma resources; and local area support groups individually researched for each survivor.
- National military survivor helpline, 24/7/365 with comfort and care from peer professionals.
TAPS has been helping survivors heal since 1994 at no cost to the survivor or the tax payer. You can find ways to show your support online at https://www.taps.org/support.
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