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Disaster Relief

United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Disaster Relief Center

Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, made landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend on August 25, 2017. Many of our beloved coastal towns – like Port Aransas, Ingleside, and Aransas Pass to name only a few – were devastated after suffering substantial rain and winds that topped at 151-MPH. Flattened and feeling forgotten now that the storm has passed, Coastal Bend residents continue to assess the damage and rebuild. It will take years and billions of dollars for our region, one that relies so heavily on tourism, to recover. 

It can be overwhelming to figure out what to do after a natural disaster like this strikes. We will be here day in and day out, 365 days a year to help for as long as it takes for our friends and neighbors to recover. 

That’s why we’ve created this Disaster Relief center. Here you will find a resource guide with links and information on hurricane preparedness and recovery, an explanation of how our Disaster Relief Fund works and reports on allocations of the Fund. 

If you are a storm survivor and have any questions about where to start, call the Texas 2-1-1 helpline by dialing 2-1-1. You can also contact us through our online contact form or by giving us a call at 361-882-2529.