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La Palmera launches Hurricane relief effort with United Way

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In the wake of the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, La Palmera is encouraging the Coastal Bend community to join in and support ongoing storm relief efforts by donating to United Way of the Coastal Bend – Disaster Relief Fund.

The fundraising is part of a company-wide effort by La Palmera developer and management group, Trademark Property Co., to activate its mixed-use properties nationwide, bringing together tenants, financial partners, and the community to help those impacted by the storm.

Trademark, La Palmera and its owner, Miller Capital Advisory Inc., are partnering locally with United Way of the Coastal Bend to administer the fundraising campaign benefiting victims in the local service area – Nueces, San Patricio and Bee counties, including the towns of Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Gregory, Taft, Beeville, Ingleside-on-the-Bay, etc.

All general and administrative fees have been waived, ensuring that 100 percent of individual donations will go toward the United Way of the Coastal Bend – Disaster Relief Fund, which is separate from its annual campaign fund.

Donated funds will be utilized to provide support for recovery efforts and to meet the needs of evacuees, including those still needing shelter and long-term assistance.

The Corpus Christi community is encouraged to donate by texting HARVEYHELP13 to 30306, or online at https://app.mobilecause.com/vfu/HARVEYHELP/team/LaPalmera.

Many La Palmera donors will instantly multiply the impact of their donation as Miller Capital has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations raised through La Palmera efforts, also going to United Way of the Coastal Bend, while Trademark has pledged to match up to $150,000 in company-wide donations, all benefitting relief efforts in Texas.

 “We are keeping the people of the Coastal Bend close to our hearts as they begin to rebuild their community,” said Andrew Miller, President and CEO, Miller Capital Advisory Inc. “We are pleased to be able to offer our financial support and encourage others to join us, La Palmera, and Trademark in this effort.”

Three of Trademark’s properties are in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey—La Palmera, Rice Village in Houston and Market Street – The Woodlands just north of Houston—with employees, tenants, family and friends impacted by the storm.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have suffered tremendous loss as a result of Hurricane Harvey,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co.

“As a company with deep ties to Houston, Corpus Christi and the Gulf Region, we are inspired by the stories of resilience and communities coming together. We’re proud that so many of our partners, tenants, and employees are rallying to support these communities in their greatest time of need.”

The fundraiser is part of Trademark’s Make a Difference initiative, which encourages community service at all levels of the company.

Trademark’s employees and properties serve through volunteerism, property-level efforts to raise awareness and funds, partnerships with community organizations and through implementing Conscious Place initiatives.

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