United Way of the Coastal Bend Gives $35,000 to New Day Port A Fund

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The effects of Hurricane Harvey are still front and center with many families in the Coastal Bend. Port Aransas was one of the towns hit hardest by the storm and, today, organizations like New Day Port A – a dedicated disaster recovery partnership between the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Cinnamon Shore – have stepped in to lend a helping hand to residents still in the recovery phase.  Read more…

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New Day Port A Resource Day

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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.

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Dow and Good360 Donate and Distribute 57 Trailers to Families in Need

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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…

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Grant Dollars Announced – Must Apply by December 12th

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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.

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