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COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

 

LOCAL COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY EFFORTS

United Way of the Coastal Bend established a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund in March 2020 to support local non-profit agencies providing direct services to Coastal Bend residents affected by COVID-19. More than $720,000 has been raised to provide assistance to thousands of residents across Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties.

To donate to United Way of the Coastal Bend's COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, click here.

Funding impacts

  • Total of funds raised and distributed to local organizations for COVID-19 response: $720,164
  • Number of organizations who received funding or assistance: 40
  • Number of Coastal Bend residents helped:
    • In April 2020: 90,607
    • In May 2020: 67,304
JUNE 2020 UPDATE

A total of $131,209.50 was spent in June 2020, serving 13,240 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:

  • Rent: $41,935.35
  • Utilities: $26,827.19
  • Therapy/counseling: $14,380
  • Food assistance: $8,292.24
  • Other (e.g., medications, fuel cards, fans, healthcare, facility sanitation, PPE, childcare, camp scholarships, hotel costs for COVID-19 quarantine/recovery): $39,774.67

Number of individuals served (by county):

  • Bee: 203
  • Brooks: 35
  • Duval: 124
  • Jim Wells: 187
  • Live Oak: 135
  • Kenedy: 1
  • Kleberg: 133
  • Nueces: 12,327
  • Refugio: 26
  • San Patricio: 68
JULY 2020 UPDATE

A total of $110,699.11 was spent in July 2020, serving 18,738 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:

  • Rent: $56,486.36
  • Utilities: $7,292.62
  • Therapy/counseling: $524.71
  • Food assistance: $28,505.57
  • Other (e.g., medications, fuel cards, fans, healthcare, facility sanitation, PPE, childcare, camp scholarships, hotel costs for COVID-19 quarantine/recovery): $17,889.85

Number of individuals served (by county):

  • Bee: 755
  • Brooks: 0
  • Duval: 101
  • Jim Wells: 153
  • Live Oak: 633
  • Kenedy: 0
  • Kleberg: 253
  • Nueces: 14,150
  • Refugio: 1,690
  • San Patricio: 1,021
AUGUST 2020 UPDATE
A total of $94,208.86 was spent in August 2020, serving 7,175 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:
  • Rental assistance: $36,964.35
  • Utility assistance: $19,206.55
  • Food assistance: $25,423.82
  • Other (e.g., summer camp and childcare scholarships, fuel cards, hotel accommodations, healthcare, food for youth programs, PPE, sanitation and household supplies): $12,614.14
Number of individuals served (by county):
  • Bee – 424
  • Duval – 475
  • Jim Wells – 1,637
  • Live Oak – 80
  • Kenedy – 390
  • Nueces – 2,124
  • Refugio – 1,401
  • San Patricio - 644

ORGANIZATIONS SERVED

Organizations supported through the COVID-19 Fund:

Organization  Amount received  Funds used for
 Amistad Community Health Center  $15,000  Medical and mental health services to underinsured and uninured; instituted hotline
 Aransas Pass for Youth  $15,000  Utility assistance/water/basic needs for affected Aransas Pass residents
 Beeville Vineyard  $7,779  Food assistance
 Boys & Girls Club of Beeville  $5,000  Touchless thermometers, gloves, masks needed to safely reopen club facilities in Beeville, Refugio, George West and Three Rivers
 Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville  $5,000  Drive-up food/snacks for Club kids and families
 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend  $7,300  Distribution of program supplies and snack packs to Club youth at Greenwood, Flour Bluff and London ISD sites; funds to support summer programming
 Broken Chains Recovery Center  $10,000  Rent for clients who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19
 Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi  $40,000  Food/financial assistance
 Center for Independent Living (CBCIL)  $15,000  Rent assistance
 Coastal Bend Food Bank  $27,699.20  Food assistance; food for the COVID-19 Healthy Food Response initiative
 Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation  $20,000  Assisting clients with utilities, housing, transportation, medication, etc.
 Community Options  $5,000  Support for those with disabilities and their families
 Corpus Christi Hope House  $14,500  Direct services to individuals/families (material assistance, shelter, social service assistance, basic needs)
 Corpus Christi Housing Authority  $2,972  Cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items for elderly, disabled and/or those who lack adequate transportation
 Corpus Christi Metro Ministries  $100,000  Food, shelter, medical care, social services, and financial assistance
 The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse  $10,000  Counselor salary for outpatient treatment services for 2 months
 Family Counseling Service  $40,000  Mental health services via telehealth
 Food Bank of the Golden Crescent  $10,000  Food assistance for Refugio County residents
 Greenwood-Molina Children's Center  $10,000  Childcare for school-aged children, cleaning supplies/equipment, program materials
 Ingleside United Methodist Church  $7,800  Community support (food, utilities, prescriptions, etc.)
 Live Oak Community Health Center  $5,500  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff
 Live Oak County Child Welfare Board  $20,000  Assist families experiencing job loss/reduction of hours-rent/utility assistance/food
 Mary McLeod Bethune Early Child Development Nursery  $10,000  Childcare for essential workers
 Mission 911  $25,000  Food and utility assistance
 Mission of Mercy  $10,000  Medication
 Mother Teresa Shelter  $30,000  Costs for providing two meals per day, rental fees for portable toilets and handwashing stations, motel rooms for COVID-19 positive homeless persons
 OATH - Open Arms Thankful Hearts  $17,500  Food, utility assistance, masks/gloves, transportation costs, medical supplies for affected residents in Bee County
 Prospera Housing Community Services  $15,000  Rent and utility assistance for residents
 The Purple Door  $15,000  Shelter and supportive services
 R.E.A.L., Inc.  $42,500  Weekly care packages of food, toiletries, essential items delivered to vulnerable populations (disabled, elderly, those without transportation)
 Ronald McDonald Charities of Corpus Christi  $5,000  Purchase thermometers, face masks,cleaning supplies, food for families
 The Salvation Army - Corpus Christi  $70,000  Food pantry support; assistance for those falling through the cracks
 South Texas Botanical Gardens  $5,045  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); summer camp scholarships for children whose families have been affected by COVID-19 
 Timon's Ministries  $10,000  Food/telemedicine costs/staff costs
 USO of South Texas  $10,000  Drive-thru food pantry for military members and families
 Wesley Community Center  $10,000  Food pantry support for pantries in Corpus Christi and Robstown
 Wesley United Methodist Church  $10,000  Food pantry support
 West Side Helping Hand  $2,000  Funds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 YMCA of the Coastal Bend  $26,000  Lunches and snacks, instructional materials, staffing costs, sanitizing materials to provide childcare for essential workers; sanitizing materials, PPE, food for children served by summer camp programs
 Youth Odyssey  $5,000  Take-home activity boxes for youth ages 10-17 years

 

Additionally, United Way of the Coastal Bend used $8,568.80 to purchase facial masks in bulk and distributed them to the following agencies:

  • Bee County Adult Literacy Council
  • Beeville Vineyard
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club of Alice
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend
  • Brush Country CASA
  • CASA of the Coastal Bend
  • Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living
  • Communities in Schools
  • Connections
  • Corpus Christi Literacy Council
  • The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Endeavors
  • Family Counseling Service
  • Golden Crescent CASA
  • Greenwood-Molina Children’s Center
  • Live Oak County Child Welfare Board
  • McLeod Bethune Early Child Development Nursery
  • Mother Teresa Shelter
  • Neighborhood Centers of Corpus Christi
  • OATH
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rural Economic Assistance League (R.E.A.L.)
  • Tennis Success
  • Timon’s Ministries
  • Wesley Community Center
  • West Side Helping Hand
  • YMCA of the Coastal Bend
  • YWCA
  • Youth Odyssey