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Fundraisers to Attend:

September 8-10 (According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Rock for Relief

Where: House of Rock, 511 Starr St.

When: 4 pm. September 8th & 2pm. September 9th.

What: Over 25 bands will perform on two stages. The event is open to all ages. There is a suggested $10 donation or canned goods. Proceeds go to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Contact: 361-882-7625 or visit

Rock & Ride

Where: Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd.

When: Sept 9 from 12 pm – 10 pm. Motorcycle ride begins at 0 am.

What: Live music, vendors, food trucks, bike demonstrations – all put on by Classic Rock 104.5 and Edwards Law Firm. All proceeds will benefit Coastal Bend Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Hurricane Benefit 

Where: Executive Surf Club, 309 N. Water St.

When: September 10th at 6:30 pm

What: CC Songwriters are hosting the event. All proceeds will be donated to Rockport Center for the Arts. All goods will go to the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Book Signing 

Where: Barnes & Noble, 5219 Blanche D. Moore Dr.

When: September 9, 2017 from 1-3 pm.

What: Andy Purvis, Corpus Christi author will host a book signing. All royalties from books sold on Sept. 9 will be donated to Coastal Bend Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Padre Island Business Association (According to Facebook post from the Padre Island Business Association)

When: Ongoing

Where: 408 N. Alister, Port Aransas

Port Aransas is desperate for manual labor. Please volunteer. Go to the community center at 408 N. Alister and sign in. And they need tractor equipment.

Saturday Woodsboro Cleanup (According to Facebook event posted by Derek Chang of Post Harvey Cleanup FB Group)

When: Saturday 7 am

Where: Meet at Corpus Christi Threads location, 4646 Everhart Road

We are getting a group to Woodsboro Saturday morning.
7AM meet time at Threads on 4646 Everhart Rd. We won’t spend long staging, and will leave by 715 at the latest. Best to group up and carpool, so make friends when you get there.

If you can’t meet there see photo above for where we are meeting at 8am at Town Square in Woodsboro. From there we will drive around assess needs and clean and clear brush from roads and homes.

Items that will be needed that residents seem to want: Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Ice. Keep these in your car and distribute to residents as needed.

Please comment if you have a trailer or chainsaw- you will likely become a group lead and have 4-5 volunteers paired with you to be haulers.

Bring your own work gloves, dress for hot weather/sun, bring your own water and lunch. You can bring other donated items to Threads and Megan Brieger will take them and distribute that day.

Hurricane Harvey Help in Port A

Calling all Lazy Beachers!

We are heading out to Port Aransas on Thursday morning to help with cleanup and are asking for anyone who wants to help to come join us.

We are meeting at Lazy Beach Brewing at 8 am on Thursday 8/31.

Please come dressed to work and bring gloves. If you have a chainsaw or wheelbarrow please bring it!

Don’t forget water and snacks, its going to be hot.

Can’t wait to see yall!

If you have something to donate bring it by the brewery tomorrow, if your a corporate type who wants to help reach out to us.

Refugio Volunteer Coordinator- Tiffany Perez 361-646-9424

Port Aransas Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

Samaritans Purse (According to Facebook post from Pastor Rod Carver of Calvary Chapel of the Coastlands)

When: Starting tomorrow at 7:30 am and 12:30 pm

Where: First Baptist Church, 1305 Wildcat Dr, Portland, TX

What: Day Volunteers – Blue tarp roof repair, debris and tree removal and removal of damaged goods, floors, walls, etc.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Long pants

Contact: 361-445-2645

Coffee Waves – Port Aransas (According to Facebook post from Pastor David Bendett of Rock City Church)

When: Starting today at 1 pm and then daily at 10 am until work is complete

Where: Coffee Waves – Port Aransas 1007 TX-361, Port Aransas

What: Clean up of the coffee shop

What to bring:

  • Trucks
  • Trailers
  • Shovels
  • Work gloves
  • Rubber boots
  • Trash bags
  • Face masks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Drinks
  • Food/snacks

Port Aransas City Hall (According to Facebook post from Emilianna Phillips, Port Aransas ISD Teacher/Coach)

When: Today

Where: Port Aransas City Hall – 710 W Ave A, Port Aransas, TX 78373

What: Day Volunteers – Please contact City Hall if you are available to help hand out water and ice

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Long pants

Contact: Rob, 361-332-2284

Rockport Volunteer Fire Dept (According to RVFD Facebook post)

When: Any Day

Where: First Baptist of Portland, 1305 Wildcat Drive

What: Day Volunteers

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Long pants

Contact: 361-445-2645

Hank Harrison (Exchange & Munchies)

Hey Facebook! Who wants to jump in and help tomorrow and the next few days in Port A, Rockport, and Aransas Pass? Details below. Please share if you have friends that would like to help. Try to bring gloves and boots. Water always helps too. If you can drive, do it but bring your own gas. I’ll have a few seats available in my car but we may need car seats.

– Operation Un-Harvey –

Anyone who wants to come will be hugely appreciated. We just need bodies willing to help move junk around to help get these businesses open asap. At all times we’ll find ways to provide food/water to people that help and I have been known to bring beer with me so that should help too…

*Wednesday in Port A.*

We’re meeting at The Exchange – Corpus Christi at 10ish to *leave by 10:30AM* and hopefully be in Port A by 11:30am. Meet us out there if not at The Ex. we plan to stay in Port A for 3-4 hours, then head back to CC and be back in town 4-5pm ish. Our focus is Virginia’s and Woody’s and that area. Munchies Bus will be there for the Port A part passing out free tacos too so we’ve got your food covered if you’re helping.

After that, anyone who can still help we’re going to Harrison’s Landing in CC. They might not need our help at that time but if they do, we’ll try.

*Thursday in Rockport*

It is possible we cant get in so we’ll find out, but the goal is to take Munchies back out to pass out water, clothes, etc etc. and also bringing the team to help clean up. Same gig as before – Meet at The Exchange to leave by 10:30am and plan to be back in town by 5pm.

*Friday and beyond*

We’re going to wing it. Maybe Aransas Pass, maybe back to Port A, I don’t know. We’ll help as much as we can.


Donation Drop Off Sites: 

Coastal Bend Strong – KRIS 6 News Recovery Effort

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Coastal Bend communities are relying on the service of first responders to carry them through this historical crisis.

With that in mind, KRIS 6 News has organized a supply drive to provide items needed by first responders working in Port Aransas.

We are requesting specific items needed by first responders who are the front lines of the recovery effort. These items include:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Shovels
  • Tarps

Donations of this sort are being accepted in the parking lot at HEB Plus in Flour Bluff, located at 1145 Waldron Road.

Threads KIDS

When: Now through September 6th 9am-noon and 6-8pm

Where:4642 Everhart

What: Relief Supplies

  • Toiletries
  • NEW Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Canned & Non-perishable foods
  • Water
  • Cleaning Products
  • Landscaping Tools
  • Clothing

Rockport Volunteer Fire Department

When: Ongoing

Where: Main Station, 212 Gagon

What: Recovery Supplies

  • Bug Spray
  • Sunblock
  • Chapstick
  • Work Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Chainsaws/Replacement Chains
  • Prybars

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

When: Ongoing

Where: CBWF, 5633 S. Staples (Corner of Staples & Holly)

What: Elderly Patient Supplies

  • Adult Diapers
  • Ensure
  • Water
  • Wipes
  • Batteries

Cosmopolitan of Corpus Christi

When: Friday 9-6

What: Hurricane Harvey Relief Supply Drive

  • Mosquito Spray
  • Fix-A-Flat
  • First Aid Kits
  • Diapers
  • Sanitizer
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Gas
  • Gas Cans
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water
  • Wipes

Rockport Police Dept. (According to Pastor Scott Jones of FBC Rockport)

When: Ongoing

Where: Rockport Police Department

What: Donating to first responders

  • Socks
  • Athlete’s foot powder
  • Blister Bandaids

Flex Fit Gym 24/7 – Saratoga Location

When: TODAY (August 29) All Day

Where: Flex Fit Gym 24/7 – 5017 Saratoga Blvd

What: Collecting these items to take to Aransas Pass

  • Bottled water
  • Food
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toiletries
  • Other supplies

Corpus Christi Dance Collective

When: Monday – Thursday 1:00-6:00

Where: Flex Fit Gym 24/7 – 4407 S. Alameda

What: Collecting these items to and working with local organizations to get supplies to those most in need

  • Medical supplies
  • Clothing
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toys
  • Batteries
  • Blankets
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Menstrual products

Veterans Memorial High School 

When: 9 AM – 3 PM though Friday

Where: 3750 Cimarron Blvd, Corpus Christi

What: V.M.H.S is collecting:

  • Mosquito Spray
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water

Church Unlimited 

When: 9 AM – 6 PM daily

Where: 7451 Bay Area Drive

What: Church Unlimited is collecting:

  • Toiletries (Priority!)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Water
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Gallon-sized freezer bags
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Miller High School 

When: Wednesday (8/29/2017)

Where: 1 Battlin Buc Blvd.

What: Miller High School is collecting:

  • Water
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • School supplies
  • Trash bags

King High School

When: 7 PM on Tuesday and 9 AM to 6 PM on Wednesday

Where: Tuesday – B&J’s Brew Pub | Wednesday – King High School front entrance

What: King High School will be collecting

  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Toiletries
  • Water
  • First aid kits
  • H-E-B gift cards and other gift card

Ray High School 

When: Wednesday 10 AM to 12 PM

Where: Ray High School Entrance – 1002 Texan Trail

What: Donations for Aransas Pass and CCISD families in need

  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • School supplies
  • Water
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner

Moody HS

When: Saturday 10am-noon

Where: Moody Baseball Locker Room

What: Relief Supplies

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Baby Formula & Food
  • Diapers
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Water
  • Paper/Plastic Plates & Cups
  • Dog/Cat food
  • Paper Towels & Toilet Paper

Texas Toyz

When: Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM

Where: 5425 S Padre Island Dr #126, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 – Moore Plaza

What: Donations collected for delivery to local shelters and churches

  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Water
  • Socks

Various Other Donation Locations:

  • Sames Ford (Ayers)
  • First Community Mortgage, 5325 Saratoga Blvd.
  • United Chamber of Commerce – RTA Staples Street Center, 602 N. Staples Street
  • Bumstead Properties (on the Island)
  • New Life Church Campus on McArdle
  • GN Insurance, 5417 South Staples

Other Important Information:

Stay tuned to your local news stations, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, KRIS-6, and KIII.

Tune into K99 on 99.1 where they have suspended their regular radio show and are now broadcasting information and answering questions.


1) FINANCIAL DONATIONS may be made online at There are two options to choose from–giving to the relief effort and giving directly to the church.

2) DONATIONS TO BE MAILED whether monetary or in supplies may be sent to First Baptist Church Portland:
FBC Rockport
c/o First Baptist Church
1305 Wildcat Dr
Portland, TX 78374

3) DONATIONS TO BE DELIEVERED, please contact me through FB Messenger or directly at 361-205-4343. Let me know the quantity you are bringing, type of items and when you expect to arrive. I will get back to you asap directing you to one of several storage facilities.

4) TO VOLUNTEER as an individual or a group, please contact me through FB Messenger or directly at 361-205-4343. I will need to know how many are in your group, and when you expect to arrive. There are many things needing to be done–chainsaw crew, roof tarping crew (please bring tarps & ways to secure), street clearing, assistance to families clearing yards, making temporary repairs, and moving belongs from residences, and so many more physical and non-physical jobs. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring whatever tools are required for the job you would like to help with. IN ADDITION: We have no lodging available at this time. My suggestion is to contact churches in the areas near Rockport for a place to stay.

5) IMMEDIATE NEED FOR FIRST RESPONDERS: socks, athletes foot powder and blister bandaids.


Kimberlie Jones
FBC Rockport

Rockport Relief
Reach me at FB Messenger (Scott Jones) or 361-205-4343

Labor Finders have an office in Corpus Christi; are open for business and are spearheading clean-up and rebuild efforts. They are paying $12/ hour for temporary jobs and ask that people have work boots to protect their feet from nails and debris.

The UCCC is helping them to recruit by helping spread the word through this post:

Labor Finders Corpus Christi Page where users can recieve local specific updates is:

Labor Finders Corpus Christi office information is:
4701 Ayers St. Suite 205

TX General Land Office (GLO) assists with long-term disaster recovery – they are requesting photos of affected properties be emailed to


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