HERO Supports John Davila's Family
John Davila, Plant Operator Supervisor at the 69th Street Wastewater Treatment Plant, accidentally fell into a water tank and died at work. This tragedy occurred Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Houston Employee Relief Organization (HERO) Board Members, Eric Dargan and Jane Cheeks, reached out to Gloria Davila, his wife of 22 years. The day following his death, HERO presented her with a check for immediate financial expenses as a result of John's untimely passing. HERO will maintain contact with family to provide additional financial support if needed.
John had 31 years of city service. John's entire career was spent with Wastewater Operations. He was known as a dedicated supervisor. He was proud of his job and earned the respect of his staff. Gloria, like her husband John, is a long-term city employee. Gloria is also a dedicated Public Works employee of 27 years.
HERO's purpose is to provide immediate financial assistance to municipal employees' families when their loved ones dies in the performance of their duties. The public is often unaware of the dangers posed to many city employees in the performance of their duties. Since 2007, HERO has provided immediate financial assistance to numerous families. HERO will also assess the family's financial needs for future financial assistance. HERO depends on city employees and others who do business with the city to support HERO so HERO can continue to support municipal employees' families in their time of need.
HERO has no administrative expenses, so 100% of all donations serve these families. Please, consider donating to HERO to help families like John Davila's. HERO thanks you. You can donate here:
Board members of the Houston Employee Relief Organization (HERO) received a generous $1,500 donation from longtime supporter Houston Enterprise Car Sales’ Enterprise Holdings Foundation on Tuesday at the Houston Metropolitan Federal Credit Union. Representing the HERO board were, from left, HPW Chief Operating Officer Eric Dargan, HR Director Jane Cheeks, HERO Chairwoman Katherine Mears, and HMFCU President Malcom René. Enterprise’s Gina Harris and Demetri King presented the donation. Harris said Enterprise was pleased to support HERO “to help one of the great organizations that we live and work in."