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Corpus Christi mayor establishes Harvey relief fund

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Corpus Christi's mayor has established a fund to aid relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

In a press release Friday, Mayor Joe McComb announced that he had established a fund to benefit the Coastal Bend, the Mayor's Hurricane Harvey Fund. The fund has been established with the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

Proceeds will go towards local coastal communities in Nueces, San Patricio, Bee, Refugio and Aransas Counties through donations to governmental entities or to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with a focus on community infrastructure and revitalization. Funds may also be granted to qualified entities such as local charitable organizations, which can then provide funds to individuals. McComb said he would work with donors to direct funds to an area or focus of their choosing.

"Having driven through Corpus Christi and our neighboring communities, it is obvious some will have a long and difficult road to full recovery. As a public official, I know how stretched local resources become at times like this." Mayor McComb said. "While we have been fortunate overall in Corpus Christi, some residents and other communities are going to be challenged. I know they will meet the challenges but wanted to help the non-profit organizations who serve residents our communities."

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation will accept contributions made to the fund.

Checks may be made out to "Mayor's Hurricane Harvey Fund" and mailed to either of these two addresses:

  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation, 615 Upper North Broadway, Suite 1950, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401
  • Mayor Joe McComb, P.O. Box 1689, Corpus Christi, TX 78403

Questions should be directed to Karen Selim, President/CEO with the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, 361-882-9745 or kselim@cbfoundation.org

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