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United Way of the Coastal Bend provides free hand sanitizer to CCISD, local non-profits

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) and area non-profits will be able to provide cleaner, safer conditions to those they serve thanks to the efforts of United Way of the Coastal Bend.

United Way of the Coastal Bend distributed more than 24,000 bottles of free hand sanitizer to the groups on May 25. The distribution is one of several ways United Way of the Coastal Bend is working to distribute nearly 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer recently donated by Walgreens.

"We're working with our partner agencies to identify their needs and the needs of the Coastal Bend residents they help," said Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. "We're also exploring other options for future distributions."

Corpus Christi ISD was one of the largest benefactors, receiving more than 14,000 bottles of hand sanitizer. The donation will allow CCISD to provide every student enrolled at the district’s Title I schools with a bottle of hand sanitizer.

Additionally, 15 Coastal Bend non-profit agencies received free hand sanitizer. Those who received hand sanitizer are:

  • Boy Scouts of America – South Texas Council
  • CASA of Kleberg County (Brush Country CASA)
  • Corpus Christi Hope House
  • Corpus Christi Literacy Council
  • The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse-Coastal Bend
  • Family Counseling Service
  • Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas
  • Greenwood-Molina Children’s Center
  • Habitat for Humanity-Corpus Christi
  • HALO-Flight
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Early Childhood Development Nursery
  • Mission of Mercy
  • R.E.A.L. (Rural Economic Assistance League)
  • San Patricio Adult Literacy Council
  • Youth Odyssey

United Way of the Coastal Bend would like to thank HOLT CAT Corpus Christi for use of its facilities and help with the distribution.