Dallas Organizations Pitch In For COVID-19 Community Response


DALLAS — Numerous organizations have assisted the City’s COVID-19 response efforts in coordination with the Office of Mayor Eric Johnson.

Below is a look at how some of those organizations are helping the City.

Lowe’s donating masks

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s delivered 7,000 non-medical grade masks to the City’s Emergency Operations Center, which will determine how best to use them.

Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison reached out to Mayor Johnson to offer the masks.

“This donation represents a small token of Lowe’s appreciation for local heroes during this unprecedented time,” said Steve Mills, Lowe’s District Manager in the Dallas area. “We also cannot thank our associates enough for their hard work and dedication supporting our communities during this time when we are needed most.”

Dean Foods and Oak Farms Dairy aid testing sites

As the capacity of the Federal Community Based Testing Sites expands, so does the need for supplies and equipment.

Dean Foods and Oak Farms Dairy heeded the call to support the COVID-19 response efforts, and on short notice, they provided the use of two difficult-to-find freezers to store specimens collected at the American Airlines Center testing site.

“We are honored, on behalf of our entire team of 600+ employees in the metroplex, to contribute during these difficult times,” said Tim Hawk, Group Vice President of Dean Foods and Oak Farms Dairy.

Uber provides free meals for front-line workers

Uber has given City of Dallas first responders and essential employees a promo code that will provide 5,000 free meals through its Uber Eats app.

The code, which will not be disclosed publicly, is valid for 30 days or until the 5,000 meals are provided.

“Our team is working around the clock to do everything we can to support the communities we serve. We want to do our small part to help provide free food deliveries to front-line healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need around Dallas,” said Chris Miller, Sr. Manager of Public Policy for Uber’s Texas team. “Thank you to the healthcare workers who are saving lives. Thank you to the drivers, delivery people and restaurants who are supporting them. And thank you to all the riders who are doing their part by staying home.”

Dallas sports franchises step up

After the Federal Community Based Testing Sites arrived in Dallas last month, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars both stepped up to sponsor meals through local restaurants for the first responders and front-line workers at the American Airlines Center and Ellis Davis Field House.

“The Mavericks and Stars have represented the City of Dallas extraordinarily well in these difficult times,” Mayor Johnson said. “Both of our sports franchises that play in the City of Dallas have demonstrated a commitment to our city that extends far outside their arena. I look forward to continuing our partnership as we address our current challenges and work toward our economic recovery.”