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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is in operation at ten locations for those who earned up to $66,000 in 2018. 

VITA provides free income tax filing services with the goal of helping people keep more of their income by both avoiding fees and utilizing all applicable tax credits, essentially pumping more money into the local economy. All VITA volunteers assisting taxpayers received in-depth training from IRS-certified trainers...

Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Catrina Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Coastal Bend, has announced her retirement, effective April 26, 2019. 

Wilson, a life-long Corpus Christi resident, has held the position since 2006 and previously served as executive director of The Women’s Shelter of South Texas, now the Purple Door. She joined the shelter in 1985, serving as head of non-resident counseling services, program director and associate...

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 11, 2018 – Valero’s three refineries in South Texas and its terminal and distribution group pledged more than $1.2 million to the United Way of the Coastal Bend, from their recently completed 2019 giving campaign. Of that amount, more than $830,000 is projected to come directly from Valero employees who voluntarily make yearly pledges and host additional fundraisers to support United Way programs.  Valero...

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Non-profit’s gift used to repair 90 Refugio County homes damaged by Harvey 

December 10, 2018 – The effects of Hurricane Harvey are still front and center with many families in the Coastal Bend. Those without insurance or the means to fix their homes have had to live with the damage without the ability to move forward with their lives. 

“The need in Refugio County is still so great.  Refugio County has been slow to...

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018

United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative brings Ready4K to Nueces County. Ready4K is a text message-based program that sends three texts a week to those who sign up: one fun fact, one easy educational activity and ways to continue the lesson during the everyday routine of the family. Each week focuses on a different topic that promotes social, emotional and educational development. 

“Parents want to help their...

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Funds to Change Local Lives Long-Term 

The 25th Annual United Way of the Coastal Bend Golf Classic teed off on Friday, Oct. 26th at the Corpus Christi Country Club. A total of 216 players registered for the par-is-your-friend scramble in the name of charity.

“The Golf Classic is always a fun event and we’re grateful to the sponsors, volunteers and golfers for making it such a success” said Catrina Wilson, President & CEO of United...