Community Leadership During COVID-19

  • Raised emergency COVID-19 pandemic early relief funds on March 13, 2020 – $60,000 to IMMEDIATELY feed Corpus Christi families
  • Created the Small Business Regional Pandemic Grant Program: allocating $750,000 towards small business relief
  • Created COVID-19 Public health Emergency Preparedness Partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank
  • Secured donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front line medical responders in partnership with Stripes Laredo Taco Company
  • Secured over $919,500 in funding for “Connect Our Kids” to acquire Chromebooks and WiFi hot spots for school children in Corpus Christi
  • Formed partnership between business community and Coastal Bend Food Bank for matching grants
  • Established program with Mission 911 to drop-off emergency food and sanitary supplies to senior citizens
  • Created the Guajardo Veteran Laptop Loaner Program at La Retama Library
  • Led team effort – Shop Local!