Hurricane Harvey Information

Thank you so much to the generous contributors for our recovery from Hurricane Harvey! Donors are listed below. The guidelines  established by Victoria County United Way for the use of these funds are detailed in the application tab.We immediately used funds for individuals including: (1) those in need of temporary housing after their home was severely damaged; (2) gasoline cards to drive to the nearest shelter in Corpus Christi; (3) H.E.B grocery gift cards for immediate food;  (4) replacement of ruined bedding for children and many other basic needs in the immediate aftermath. 

We also provided 12 grants totalling  $69,000 to local organizations directly assisting people: 
     (1) $15,000 to Mid-Coast Family Services (in three $5,000 grants)  to assist those individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey, particularly emergency housing needs
     (2) $10,000 to Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity to buy materials to repair homes 
     (3) $15,000 to Community Action Agency for transitional emergency needs including rent assistance when that money had been used to evacuate to a hotel, etc.
     (4) $10,200 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent for weekend meals for children in Bloomington/Placedo
     (5) $5,000 to the Perpetual Help Home which lost 9 bedrooms to damage from trees falling on their home and the resulting flooding of those rooms
     (6) $5,800 to the YMCA to provide free afterschool care for displaced children from the Hurricane
     (7) $2,000  to Communities in Schools to help youth at risk of dropping out of school that lost school supplies and clothing
     (8) $3,000 to Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry for help with prescription drugs and basic needs
     (9) $3,000 to the STARTS Clinic after they were impacted by closure due to the hurricane
Additional funds are continuing to be distributed now.  

(open to  qualified 501c3 social service agencies and partner agencies working on disaster relief)

(your contributions are still needed)

Thank you to our donors!
 $ 50,000  - Devon Energy and Frost Insurance
 $ 31,511 - United Way World Wide Disaster Fund (individual donors across the U.S.)
 $ 25,000 - Dow Chemical Company
 $   5,000 -  Lester & Burdine Giese
 $   2,000 - Donosco Charitable Grant 
 $   1,000
           Bill Blackwell
           Phyllis Keller
           Kyle Noack
           Justin Bell
           Sherry Bell
           Cynthia & Larry Norwood
           Glinke Family Charitable Fund
           James Hunt
 $500 - Patrick Thompson 
 $300 -Frank Smesny
          Charles Almendarez
    Peter Settle
    Juia Bui
   Gregory Stuteville
   Christine Giamarco
   Lewis Webb
   Barbara Kyse
   Tom Ortiz
   Sadaf Ali
  Alice Hand
   William Jones
   Gale Marrone
   Brian Riddering
   John Salvatrerra
   Kenneth Hanzel
   Trice Mott
   Jamie Underwood
   James Bentley
   Charles Cain
   Joshy Mathew
   Charles Owens
   Melissa Ohnoutka
   Andrew Worden
   Susan Dias
   David Evans
   Ali Kerr
   Jesus Medina
   Peggy Stoll
Up to $100
   Mary Baker
  Cruz Cobo
  Frances Duggar
  Faiq Raza
  Denise Durgin
Michael Hines
Erica Cochran
Alysa Turner
Tyler Johnson
Mary Craighead
Sean McQueen
Michelle Rudolph
Lanise Woods
Robert Eibert
Mary Morin
Judith Bianco
Elango Ramomoorthy
Tracey Stockwell
Jonathan Colan
Marcial Gonzales
Shirley Cates
Elona Ryspayeva
Linda Wells
Julie Thyne
Bernie Mark
Adam Edwards
Bryon Pantel
Teri Hedrick
Tara Bahruth
Dennis Tolsma
Eileen Wolff
Julie Byrne
Dan Ngo
Victoria Bagdayan
Harriet Hoeprich
Barbara Breiner