March 28, 2018
WOODSBORO, March 27, 2018 – United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Disaster Relief Fund is used in its service area to assist with long-term recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Recognizing that many people in these communities lost their jobs due to the storm – and the implications that lost wages can have – the local non-profit gave $20,000 from its Disaster Relief Fund this Tuesday to Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend for their Disaster Relief Employment Assistance.
“The need is so great across our service area right now and it will be for years to come,” said Catrina Wilson, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “Services provided by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend are essential to the recovery of our affected friends and neighbors.” The funds will be used to assist those looking for work through the Workforce Solutions Disaster Relief Assistance program.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Disaster Relief Employment Assistance Mobile Units are a mobilized version of their Workforce Career Centers delivering much needed workforce services
throughout the Coastal Bend to counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. These units travel throughout the region, providing convenient access of their life-changing services to job seekers in the areas hit hardest by the storm.
“Over the past seven months, our team has risen to the occasion to implement disaster relief initiatives and activities for the citizens who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Ken Treviño, President/CEO of Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. “This contribution from the United Way of the Coastal Bend is greatly appreciated and will help impacted families with the necessities they need as they continue to recover and rebuild their lives.” Over 8,000 citizens have received Disaster Unemployment Assistance and have taken advantage of job seeker assistance, support services and child care.
Those who’d like to donate to United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Disaster Relief Fund and contribute to the long-term recovery of affected communities may do so by visiting the Disaster Relief tab.