Businesses receive relief funds
The Coastal Bend United Group gathered last week at the Aransas Pass Civic Center to distribute checks to small businesses in Ingleside and Aransas Pass who are struggling to recover and reopen after Hurricane Harvey. United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Cleo Rodriguez pointed out while the funds will not help businesses completely recover, the funds are a step in the right direction.
The funds were raised at the group’s Boots, Business and Barbecue event held in November in which $133,000 was raised. Additionally, AEP Texas donated $25,000 toward the event, and Rebuild Texas contributed $125,000 in matching funds for a total of almost half a million dollars to be distributed to businesses in Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas and Rockport.
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