Houston Employee Relief Organization
HERO provides financial and emotional support for survivors of City of Houston employees killed while serving the Houston community. Because HERO is an independent organization supported entirely by donations, it needs your financial help. Contributions to HERO a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible.

Representatives of Enterprise Car Sales, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, donated $1,500 to the Houston Employee Relief Organization (HERO) on December 5, 2020. HERO provides financial support to the spouse and children left behind when an on the job tragedy claims the life of a dedicated City of Houston employees.

Enterprise’s Gina Harris, Cameron Hawkins and Dakarai Henderson presented the donation to HERO board member Malcom René, president of the Houston Metropolitan Federal Credit Union; Ken Lackey, HMFCU loan manager; Houston board member Jane Cheeks, City of Houston Human Resources Department director; and Houston board member Eric Dargan, chief operating officer and deputy director for Houston Public Works.

What we do

after a municipal city employee is lost:

Address immediate needs
Immediately provide the surviving family with a check to help them through their time of need
Concierge service
Provide counsel to the family for navigating through the city of Houston insurance and benefits program
Help dependents
Provide financial assistance to eligible dependents after review and approval of the HERO benefits committee recommendations
Assist with education
Provide funds for continuing education of dependent children, in some cases
We host an annual golf tournament and participate in the City of Houston's employee giving drive, the Combined Municipal Campaign.
Board meetings are held quarterly at the Houston Metropolitan Federal Credit Union at 608 E. Tidwell Rd. Houston, TX 77022.