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Friday, April 17, 2020
HCA Healthcare and Wells Fargo are among the latest to support United Way of the Coastal Bend’s efforts to help those impacted locally by COVID-19.   United Way of the Coastal Bend received $10,000 from a tax exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare on behalf of Corpus Christi Medical Center. With an additional $10,000 contribution from Wells...
Monday, April 13, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Mobilizing the caring power of community, United Way of the Coastal Bend has provided more than $247,000 to help families and individuals being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.   Meeting the immediate needs of the community has been made possible thanks to contributions to United Way of the Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Response...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Donations to United Way of the Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund have reached more than $264,000, thanks in part to a $50,000 contribution from AEP Texas and $145,000 from anonymous donors.   “American Electric Power, parent company of AEP Texas, created the AEP Foundation in 2005 to continue the tradition of corporate...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Efforts to assist Coastal Bend residents impacted by COVID-19 are getting some extra help thanks to $40,000 provided through United Way of the Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.   With 100 percent of donations going toward COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, the fund was established by United Way of the Coastal Bend to support...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Thanks in part to several area businesses, United Way of the Coastal Bend has raised over $65,000 to support its local COVID-19 response and relief fund.   “Everything we raise here will stay here in the Coastal Bend,” said Libby Averyt, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “A lot of folks don’t know that United Way of the...
Monday, March 16, 2020
To address local needs, United Way of the Coastal Bend is mobilizing resources to help support COVID-19 response and relief efforts in the Coastal Bend.   The organization has established a COVID-19 fund that will be used to support local non-profit agencies that provide direct services, as well as community efforts to minimize the health and...
Monday, March 02, 2020
To promote early childhood education and the importance of reading, volunteers with United Way of the Coastal Bend visited more than 60 pre-school and elementary classrooms to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Held annually on or around Dr. Seuss's birthday, the national reading event honors the memory of Dr. Seuss and celebrates reading in thousands of...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
United Way of the Coastal Bend is hosting a free "Real Talk" workshop to engage the community in positive and meaningful discussion on the issue of homelessness. The workshop, "Homelessness in Corpus Christi: A snapshot of the issue," observes data collected by the city’s Homelessness and Workforce Housing division and challenges participants'...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – A collaborative partnership with United Way of the Coastal Bend can save residents money and help support the local economy.   The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing free tax preparation services to individuals and families who earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Those who qualify can receive free basic...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition seeks volunteers to provide tax preparation assistance during the 2020 tax filing season. VITA provides free income tax filing services for qualifying individuals and families, allowing them to retain more of their income by avoiding fees and utilizing tax credits. There are no...