MCLEAN, VA – (October 5, 2020) – This year, the global pandemic forced the cancellation of the third annual DynCorp International (DI) Journey of Hope Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). In response, DI suppliers and partners stepped up and donated $20,000 in support of TAPS.
“I would like to thank our excellent suppliers for their consideration and generosity during this difficult time,” said DI CEO George Krivo.
“Our relationship with TAPS goes far beyond supporting a great cause,” continued George. “At DI, we have a solemn commitment to support our families who have lost loved ones serving in support of our nation around the world, and we are better able to honor this commitment because of our unique relationship with TAPS. Thank you to TAPS team for continuing to provide critical services to families regardless of the complications presented by the pandemic.”
President and founder of TAPS, Bonnie Carroll, traditionally joins DI and the players at the annual charity golf tournament.
“Thank you so much for standing strong with the families of our fallen heroes,” said Bonnie. “This is a true testament to the core values of DynCorp International including ‘doing the right thing’ by remembering those who have served in defense of freedom and died, whether in our military or in your company.”
“We are so very grateful for your generous donation to TAPS this year, at a time when so many others have not been able to give,” added Bonnie. “And, we are excited to look forward to the 2021 Journey of Hope Golf Tournament and its possibility to do so much good to support our surviving families!”
Over the past decade, through support of the TAPS Honor Guard Gala, annual golf tournament and employee-led efforts, DI has contributed over $1.3 million to TAPS.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 90,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge.
TAPS and DynCorp International
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, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources.