According to the reports, Mayor Eric Johnson announced Thursday that Kroger has donated $ 50,000 to the mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. While, the money will be used to help Dallas residents recover from last week’s winter storms. Groceries also donated nearly 50,000 gallons of water to the city of Dallas for water distribution efforts.
While, further they said that “As we recover from this horrific crisis, we need a comprehensive, operational approach from government entities, nonprofits and our business community,” said Mayor Johnson. “Kroger has been a great partner of Dallas in the past, and I’m grateful for their continued support to our people.” Kroger has previously been involved in other important domestic initiatives, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
“In the midst of an international pandemic, our communities have been hit by a historic winter storm that affected our workplace and our homes. I am extremely grateful to our partners who have worked tirelessly throughout the past week to ensure that our customers are prepared before, during and after the storm.” Our operations, we know this is not the case for many in our society. At Kroger, feeding the human soul is more than just a slogan – it’s action, and we hope this donation will help a lot during the recovery period in our cities. ” The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, sponsored by the Dallas Foundation, was initially created to help the city shelter Hurricane Katrina refugees in 2005. The funds in the fund can only be used in the event of a federally declared disaster in Dallas. Texas received an initial federal declaration of the Winter Storm Disaster from President Joe Biden on February 14.
While, the Former United States Ambassador and current First Vice President Hunt Consolidated Jane Phillips chairs the advisory committee for the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. Other members of the committee are Matthew Randazzo, Chairman and CEO of the Dallas Foundation, Robin Esquivel, UT-Southwestern Vice President for Community and Corporate Relations, Peter Beck, CEO of the Beck Group, Dallas City Director T. Broadnacks, and Chief Mayor Johnson Mary El-Banna. Mayor Johnson announced Thursday that the fund will provide $ 500,000 to 25 organizations in the first batch of grants. The announcement came as the Seabert Williams Shank Foundation and the Greater Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in Dallas announced donations of $ 25,000 to the fund.
Previously, the fund provided $ 275,000 to organizations that were helping residents overcome the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic.