Last May when North Texas was soldiering through the COVID-19 war, Energy Transfer made an offer to support Parkland Foundation’s Public Health Preparedness Fund. Called Dallas Healthcare Heroes, the campaign was to generate “gratitude videos from across the nation” over a six-week period in conjunction with DHD Films. The videos would “serve as living tribute to those whose hard work and dedication made such a difference in the lives of so many during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
For every video, Energy Transfer would donate $50.
While the goal had been 2,000 videos, over 300 were received. But missing the mark didn’t deter Energy Transfer. Energy Transfer’s Hilda Lopez and Vicki Granado and DHD Films’ Shezad Manjee presented a $100,000 check to Parkland Foundation President/CEO Michael Horne and Parkland Hospital’s Dr. Roberto de la Cruz, Karen Watts and Donna Richardson.
Want a look at the videos that were submitted? Here’s the weekly rundown:
According to Energy Transfer EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer Chris Curia, “Parkland Memorial Hospital is vital to our community. We are grateful for the hard-working medical team at Parkland; these true healthcare heroes continue to be on the front lines helping patients battling this virus, many of whom made great personal sacrifices to provide quality care to the Dallas community. We are honored to have been able to sponsor this campaign and the resulting donation to Parkland Foundation.”
* Photo provided by Energy Transfer