October – December 2018: In our goal to continue to make a difference thorough volunteering, INCATech ended 2018 by partnering with the Red Cross to support multiple disaster relief efforts. The Red Cross provides food, shelter, and support to those impacted by the most recent events such as the California Wildfires and East Coast Hurricanes. INCATech started this journey in October 2018 by just supporting the Hurricane Relief, but since there were other unfortunate events like the Wildfires, we continued our volunteer drive through the end of December. INCATech would like to thank all who contributed towards our goal and showed their compassionate care for others.
August 2018: Volunteer INCATech employees gathered in our corporate office to assemble snack packs for our troops through a program called Pack 4 Troops organized by the United Service Organizations (USO) in the Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore area. USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is the largest chapter chartered by the USO. USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization serving those who serve and their families in Washington, D.C, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Their mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Beyond making a difference in the business lives of our clients, we at INCATech are committed to making a difference in our community and to let our troops know how much we truly appreciate all they do in serving our country.
December 2017: INCATech participated in an emergency food program called Food for Others. Food for Others is a part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for food when an emergency strikes, and for the number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies. Food for Others is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) food bank and food rescue operation, working to help those in Northern Virginia who are food insecure. We were glad to help and support this organization by doing a food drive and filling box with non-pershable foods that they were in serious need of.
September 2017: INCATech participated in a walk and joined with Alzheimer’s Association to do the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Northern Virginia. This walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Alzheimer’s Disease is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. We began fundraising for this event and set a goal to raise $2,000 for which we surpassed our goal. We gathered as a team to join others at the Reston Town Center to participate in a 1 and 3 mile walk. It was a fun time and such a worthy cause to be a part of.
May 2017: SERVE (Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts) – INCATech volunteers prepared meals at SERVE, a homeless shelter located in Manassas. SERVE was founded in 1975 by a group of churches, local organizations, and concerned citizens with the goal of pooling existing resources to meet the emergency needs of families. For our part, we prepared a dinner of pasta, salad, and bread for approximately 65 shelter residents on Saturday, May 6 from 3:00 – 7:00pm.
November and December 2016: INCATech employees collected socks, deodorant, disposable cups, and other much-needed items in for donations to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. The Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. They are dedicated to helping their clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and to facilitate their transition in stable housing.
May 2016: INCATech participated in Reston’s Relay for Life event. Though the weather threw us a curveball, the Reston Relay as a whole raised $146,905.80 for the American Cancer Society. INCATech was well-represented on the track, and thanks to our employees participation and generosity, we managed to exceed our fundraising goal by 33%! INCATech as a company matched all individual contributions dollar for dollar. This was an outstanding contribution to the effort to eliminate the horrible effects of cancer. the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Click here to learn more.
December 2015: INCATech employees donated toys as a part of local Toys for Tots efforts. Thanks to those who contributed to this event. Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves took up a collection of 5,000 toys in Los Angeles, California. Today, Toys for Tots nets more than $280 million in annual revenue and has distributed over 494 million toys to over 230 million children throughout its history. Click here to learn more.