Coastal Bend Day of Giving is Nov. 13
By Susan Speer, Communications Lead
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is proud to give a shout out to our funded partners in Texas’ Coastal Bend, as they participate in the 10th Annual Coastal Bend Day of Giving, a one-day charitable challenge, beginning at midnight on Nov. 13.
Partners like Rural Economic Assistance League (REAL, Inc.) benefit from the challenge. For 46 years, REAL has been on the forefront of providing critical health and quality of life assistance to communities in rural South Texas. 2018 is REAL’s first year participating in Coastal Bend Day of Giving. “We know that without the services we provide in rural areas, people would suffer from isolation and an inability to access services,” says REAL Director Martín Ornelas. “People call us because they need assistance. We’re the life link for them to continue having a fulfilling life.” From August 31, 2017 to September 1, 2018, REAL’s public transportation service provided 250,000 trips to senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who need a ride to appointments or other daily life needs.
For just 24 hours, area non-profits receive individual donations from the community, boosted by matching funds from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. Those 24 hours go by fast, but the impact is long-lasting.
Other Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. partners who are participating in the 2018 Coastal Bend Day of Giving:
- Amistad Community Health Center
- Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
- Family Counseling Service
- Mission 911
- Timon’s Ministries
- Wesley Community Center
Schedule your donation and learn more about how Coastal Bend Day of Giving helps our funded partners continue to serve South Texas.