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Disaster Relief Fund Reports

United Way of the Coastal Bend Disaster Relief Fund Grants

United Way of the Coastal Bend is here for the long-haul and committed to supporting the mid- and long-term recovery needs for Coastal Bend residents. Records on this page will be updated regularly, reflecting dispersal of funds and their intended use as our community rebuilds. 

Total Funds Raised (as of 6/30/18): $847,471

$40,000 – Catholic Charities

Utility assistance, temporary housing assistance and rental/mortgage assistance

$10,000 – Salvation Army

Food assistance

$13,800 – Revolutionary Wellness

Mental health counseling and emotional support at various locations

$37,660 – Aransas Pass for Youth

$30,000 for utility assistance; $5,000 for transportation assistance for Aransas Pass resident; $2,660 for summer camp transportation

$20,000 – Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

Disaster relief assistance for job seekers throughout United Way of the Coastal Bend's service area

$10,000 – Refugio Volunteer Fire Department

Building repair assistance

$100,000 – All Hands and Hearts

Housing recovery projects 

$55,000 – Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce

Utilities, rent, transportation, H-E-B gift cards distributed by the Chamber and small business assistance

$5,000 – Ingleside Chamber of Commerce

Small business assistance

$1,856 – UWCB Relief Activities

$3,100 – Direct Assistance to Individuals 

Rent and utilities

$3,000 – San Patricio Economic Development Corporation

Christmas gifts for victims

$10,000 – AEP Employee Assistance Fund

$15,500 – Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

Funding for replacement brush truck radio, hose, tires and a thermal imaging camera

$10,000 – Refugio Volunteer Fire Department

Assistance with repairs

$450,000 – Refugio County VRC

Repair of 90 homes

$40,000 – Habitat for Humanity

Roofing repairs and replacements 

Direct Service to Recipients of Homes for Displaced Marlins RVs

On Saturday, November 12, 2017, United Way of the Coastal Bend presented $2,550 in H-E-B gift cards for food assistance to families - representing a total of 91 people -  helped by Homes for Displaced Marlins in Port Aransas. 

Disaster Service and People Served 

Utility Assistance – 753

Mortgage/Rent – 108 

Mental Health – 612

Food / Transportation – 1,908

Gap Fill / Housing Materials / Other – 411

TOTAL: 3,792