We are committed to helping those affected by natural and other disasters both in our communities and within our organization.
We support our employees through the Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and help others through our agreement with the American Red Cross (ARC). The ERF provides financial assistance to DPS employees and their families who experience a disaster or emergency hardship. The funds provided are generated by voluntary contributions from employees across the organization. In 2012, we awarded 219 grants worth $134,000 to DPS employees.
We also support the ARC Dallas Area Chapter’s role in the North Texas Mass Care Task Force, a disaster preparedness group that is a collaboration of the American Red Cross Dallas Area Chapter, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, the North Texas Food Bank and the Volunteer Center of North Texas.
American Red Cross
As part of our commitment to the American Red Cross, DPS has joined the organization’s Annual Disaster Giving Program to ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.