United Way of the Coastal Bend, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, established a special Disaster Relief Fund. This fund, which is separate from our annual campaign, provides monetary support to local programs providing direct relief. We will continue doing this for as long as it takes our coastal communities to rebuild.
All proceeds from this fund are distributed to local programs that agree to our mandate – that 100% of funds received go toward assistance for Harvey victims. While our main goal is to supply these programs with funding for mid- to long-term recovery needs, we recognize that our community is still in the recovery phase and in need of emergency support.
The first allocation, $50,000 intended for emergency relief, went out on September 27th. Details of every allocation can be found on our Disaster Relief Reports page.