CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend has established a Winter Storm Disaster Relief Fund to help Coastal Bend residents affected by the recent winter storm. The fund will be used to support local non-profit agencies providing direct services to those needing assistance.
Almost $36,000 in aid has already been distributed thanks to initial contributions from an anonymous donor. The agencies who have received funds thus far include:
- Live Oak County Child Welfare Board
- OATH - Open Arms Thankful Hearts
- The Purple Door
- R.E.A.L. (Rural Economic Assistance League)
- Wesley Community Center
"Though warmer temperatures have returned, there are many still facing challenges brought on by the winter storm," said Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. "On top of hardships brought on by COVID-19, many are now struggling with access to food and water or making expensive home repairs. We're working with our partners to quickly identify their needs and get help to those in our community who've been affected."
Those who wish to donate to United Way of the Coastal Bend's Disaster Relief Fund can go to https://portal.uwcb.org/epledge/IceStorm or uwcb.org and click 'Winter Storm Disaster Relief Fund' on the homepage. 100% of the donations received will go toward response and relief efforts in the Coastal Bend.