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Friday, May 17, 2019
VITA Helped More Than 3,000 People in the 2019 Tax Season The VITA volunteers spent 4,118 hours assisting 3,930 people in the 2019 tax season. This marks a 5.7% increase in the number of filed tax returns compared to the 2018 season, when the volunteers filed 3,716 tax returns. This essential, free service helped these taxpayers get $4,107,505...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Funds support local organizations and specific programs that change lives long-term United Way of the Coastal Bend celebrated today with 46 organizations that will receive a total of $2,554,653 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year – a 10% increase from the previous year. These organizations span 60 Coastal Bend communities and serve people in the areas...
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Funds used for building supplies for 27 homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey  The effects of Hurricane Harvey are still front and center with many families in the Coastal Bend. Port Aransas was one of the towns hit hardest by the storm and, today, organizations like New Day Port A – a dedicated disaster recovery partnership between the Port Aransas...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Presentation Shows that all Community Members are a Piece of the Puzzle United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Coalition (SB6 Coalition) provided an informational presentation to people representing the diverse businesses, organizations, agencies, and groups of Nueces County – iterating the fact that everyone has a role in improving the...
Monday, March 18, 2019
United Way of Way of the Coastal Bend Board of Directors is happy to announce that Libby Averyt has been named its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 22, 2019.  Averyt, who has served as the agency’s Chief Development Officer for two years, will replace Catrina Wilson, who is retiring after 13 years with the organization. “...
Friday, March 01, 2019
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 initiative and 52 local volunteer readers celebrated the 4th annual Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 1st by reading to more than 900 children in local schools and childcare development centers.    Celebrated every year around his birthday, March 2nd, Dr. Seuss Day is a fun way to promote early childhood...
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...
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...
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...
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...