MCLEAN, Va., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it is a presenting sponsor of the 2012 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Honor Guard Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on April 17. The annual gala honors members of the military, U.S. government contractors and civilians lost in service to America, and the families left behind.
Founded in 1994, TAPS is America's front line resource for those grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Its comprehensive services include a national network providing peer-based emotional support, case work assistance and grief trauma resources. To date, TAPS has assisted more than 35,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.
"We're proud to sponsor the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala, and support the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for America's freedom and security," said Debbie James, SAIC executive vice president for communications and government affairs and TAPS Board of Directors member. "TAPS has also been selected by SAIC employees as one of several organizations that will be the focus of widespread employee volunteerism this year."
"It takes a community of care and support to help those left behind by our fallen military service members," said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS founder and president. "'This contribution will provide comfort to all who are grieving the death of someone who served in our military. We are deeply grateful for this help and support for the families of our fallen military."
As part of the sponsorship, SAIC donated $100,000 to help enable TAPS to continue providing free comfort and care services to surviving family members. For more information on TAPS, please visit http://www.taps.org/.
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