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 Fargo, the total raised for United Way of the Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Fund now stands at $363,056.
“Like our colleagues that are serving on the frontlines of this crisis by providing lifesaving care to patients, local organizations are also stepping up to address the needs of their communities in remarkable ways, including emergency response, addressing food shortages and providing childcare for healthcare workers and first responders,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare is honored to support our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs.”
Randy Moresi, Corpus Christi Medical Center interim chief executive officer, echoed Hazen’s statement, adding “United Way of the Coastal Bend is working hard to address the needs of our community now and after this crisis. We are pleased to join together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in remarkable ways.”
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was established to support local non-profit agencies providing food assistance, rent and utility assistance, mental health services, and more to those impacted by COVID-19. With 100 percent of donations going toward local response efforts, more than $257,000 has already been distributed to 22 area non-profits.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from our donors and area businesses,” said Libby Averyt, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “The needs of our community are vast and ever-changing, and it’s through the generosity of others that we are able to continue to help those being impacted.”
To donate to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, please visit the United Way of the Coastal Bend website at www.uwcb.org.