The generosity of North Texans seems to never cease to amaze the rest of the world. A couple of examples deal with area healthcare groups. One is on the giving end and the other on the receiving side.
According to Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar, “Good nutrition is fundamental to good health. Our community is counting on us now more than ever and these grants to the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank allow us to help two outstanding organizations as they offers jobs to those in need and address our region’s escalating hunger problems as a result of this pandemic.”
A portion will “help to hire displaced hospitality employees as they carry out the work formerly handled by volunteers.”
Second, Parkland Foundation’s Public Health Preparedness Fund got a boost of $100,000 from Dallas-based Energy Transfer. The funds will be used to support the Healthcare Heroes “video tribute campaign that encourages individuals to submit video messages expressing their gratitude to Dallas healthcare professionals. Energy Transfer has committed to donate $50 per video, up to a total of $100,000 to Parkland Foundation’s Public Health Preparedness Fund, which was launched to help Parkland Health And Hospital System respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to build Parkland’s capacity to respond locally to any future public health emergency.”
According to Energy Transfer’s Executive VP/Chief Human Resource Officer Chris Curia, “We are deeply appreciative for our healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting Parkland Foundation’s Public Health Preparedness Fund will help local healthcare providers to continue the fight against this pandemic and any others that may come our way in the future. We are so fortunate to have one of the best public healthcare systems in the country here in our city and we are honored to be able to help support their efforts.”
* Graphic courtesy of Medical City Healthcare ** Graphic provided by Energy Transfer