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 2/22/18): $831,195

Grant One: $50,000

On Wednesday, September 27th – after recognizing the increasing need for emergency relief – United Way of the Coastal Bend distributed the first allocation from the Disaster Relief Fund. This allocation will provide necessary support to local programs providing direct assistance with our community’s short-term, emergency needs. 

$40,000 – Catholic Charities

Utility assistance, temporary housing assistance and rental/mortgage assistance

$10,000 – Salvation Army

Food assistance

Grant Two: $41,600

$6,600 – Revolutionary Wellness

Mental health counseling and emotional support at various locations

$35,000 – Aransas Pass for Youth

$30,000 for utility assistance and $5,000 for transportation assistance for Aransas Pass resident

Direct Service to Recepients 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 (Amount)

Utility Assistance – 682 ($45,000)

Mortgage/Rent – 143 ($38,080)

Mental Health – 344 ($15,000)

Other: Food, Transportation – 1,577 ($23,000)

TOTAL: 2,746 ($121,080)