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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 $745,000 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: $745,657.75
  • 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
 
SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE
A total of $19,744.09 was spent in September 2020, serving 6,550 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:
  • Rental assistance: $5,475.20
  • Utility assistance: $252.96
  • Food assistance: $10,606.61
  • Other (e.g., bags for food distribution, medication, household supplies, PPE, financial aid for childcare, prescription gift cards): $3,409.32
Number of individuals served (by county):
    Bee – 779
    Brooks – 380
    Duval – 350
    Jim Wells – 798
    Kleberg – 132
    Nueces – 2,595
    San Patricio – 1,516
     
    OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE
    A total of $23,862.95 was expended in October 2020, serving 5,149 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:
    • Rental assistance: $3,240
    • Utility assistance: $2,313.34
    • Therapy/counseling: $1,250
    • Food assistance: $7,963.04
    • Other (e.g., blankets, heavy-duty dolly, education transcripts, household supplies, medication, medical visits, prescription gift cards): $9,023.59
    Number of individuals served (by county):
      Bee – 230
      Brooks – 122
      Duval – 278
      Jim Wells – 334
      Lie Oak – 375
      Kenedy – 0
      Kleberg – 180
      Nueces – 3,451
      Refugio – 0
      San Patricio – 179
       
      NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
      A total of $8,017.68 was expended in November 2020, serving 3,200 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:
       
      Rental assistance: $3,212.71
      Utility assistance: $791.33
      Therapy/counseling: $1,250
      Food assistance: $50
      Other (e.g., prescriptions, dental, gas, furniture, bags for food distribution, facilty sanitation, supplies to prevent infection) $2,713.64
       
      Number of individuals served (by county):
       
      Bee – 72
      Brooks – 0
      Duval – 10
      Jim Wells – 5
      Live Oak – 64
      Kenedy – 0
      Kleberg – 0
      Nueces – 3,004
      Refugio – 31
      San Patricio – 14
       
      DECEMBER 2020 UPDATE
      A total of $14,314.50 was expended in December 2020, serving 5,600 individuals in the UWCB service area. Specifically, these funds were utilized for the following:
       
      Rental assistance: $650
      Utility assistance: $2,735.41
      Therapy/counseling: $1,250
      Food assistance: $8,653.26
      Other (e.g., bags for food distribution, facility sanitation, PPE supplies): $1,025.93
       
      Number of individuals served (by county):
        Bee – 145
        Jim Wells – 1,112
        Live Oak – 368
        Kleberg – 13
        Nueces – 1,664
        Refugio – 1,699
        San Patricio – 599
         

        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