On March 26, New Day Port A will be hosting a Resource Day at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Resources will be available to help Port Aransas residents and small businesses with recovery efforts due to Hurricane Harvey. Participating organizations to date include: Andrew Reichert – Licensed PsychologistArea Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend (AAA) BCFS Health and Human ServicesCatholic CharitiesCenter for Independent Living (CBCiL)Crisis Counseling ServicesDel Mar College Small Business Development CenterDel Mar College Procurement and Technical Assistance CenterGeneral Land Office (GLO) – Homeowner Assistance Program, Homeowner Reimbursement ProgramLiftFundLutheran Social Services Rio Texas Salvation ArmySmall Business Administration (economic development specialist)Texas Rio Grande Legal AidUnique HR (employment services) For information on New Day Port A, visit newdayportafund.com. For listings of island accommodations, restaurants, shopping and activities, visit visitportaransas.com.
Posted at 16:59h in Blog Posts, Resilient Response by Shari Rudolph Sometimes it takes a disaster of historic proportions for the most fruitful alliances to take shape. That was definitely the case with Hurricane Harvey, which tore a wide swath of devastation across Texas and inflicted a staggering $125 billion in damage. Read more…
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, have joined together to donate and distribute 57 trailers to families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and volunteers assisting in recovery. This effort is a continuation of the commitment made by both organizations to aid disaster recovery efforts not just in the immediate aftermath, but also to rebuild and ensure community resiliency in the mid- and long-term. Read more…
Port Aransas Businesses Additional Grant Dollars Announced – Must Apply by December 12th The Port A Chamber of Commerce and its partnership with the regional Coastal Bend United Chambers along with Rebuild Texas Fund, announce another Small Biz Grant opportunity for your business in its recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, This is the third Small Biz Grant program with the Coastal Bend United Chamber partnership and additional Grant funds will be available on a case-by-case basis. If you participated in the first Coastal Bend United Grant program in December of 2017, you will still be eligible to participate in this program. Note the maximum allotment for the Coastal Bend United program is $5,000, and is separate grant money from New Day Port A Fund/Chamber Foundation, in which you may have received previous grant funds. (note: disregard the past deadline listed on the top of the application) Click here to apply – it’s short! Please contact Sheri Johnson should you need further information.
Are you going to be in Port A for Thanksgiving? If so, how about spending some time volunteering with us! Port Aransas Low Life (P.A.L.L) will be hosting a workday/party on Saturday, November 24th. Click here for all the details, and to sign up to assist us as we #ReBuildPortA.
The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new program with one of our many partners, Sandcastle Church. Through a generous donation from Dow Chemical Company and Good 360, Sandcastle Church will be receiving 30 recreational vehicles to house Port Aransas residents and workers who have not found suitable housing. The RVs will be located at area RV parks and the use of the trailer is free to qualified applicants. Applicants will only be required to pay space rent, utilities, and a fee for insurance and maintenance. Participants in the program must be employed in Port Aransas, be drug-free, have a household income of at least $1,200 per month, and agree to keep the RV is a clean and orderly manner. Please contact the New Day Port A or Sandcastle Church for more information or to apply..
We are excited to announce the Governor’s Small Business Forum for Women in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 25, 2018. The Governor’s Small Business Forum for Women provides small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, operate, grow and sustain their businesses. The conference features private and public small business resources, practical solutions, best practices and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges. These events is an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and business- oriented non-profits, as well as local, regional, state and federal agencies. The Forum includes the Governor’s Small Business Awards to recognize outstanding businesses in the region. Parking and Lunch will be provided. REGISTER NOW