The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG) is a volunteer-based coalition created to address the unmet needs of the Coastal Bend area residents affected by disaster. CBDRG is a State/FEMA recognized long-term recovery organization and is registered with the State of Texas as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation as authorized by the IRS. Established in 2015, CBDRG was formed to continuously coordinate long-term disaster recovery within the eleven county region of the Texas Coastal Bend (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties) for current and future disasters.

CBDRG will provide long-term recovery assistance through advocacy, volunteer labor and donations focused on repair and rebuild of homes, holistic case management and spiritual & emotional care to the disaster-stricken households of the Coastal Bend.

Our Goals:

  • Assist affected with wind and water damage unmet needs of homeowners.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in meeting identified needs.
  • Raise funds to fill the gap between government assistance and client self-sufficiency to recovery.
  • Establish a fair and accurate mechanism to provide assistance through client case management.
  • Raise public awareness of the impact of the disaster.


Warren Phipps, Executive Director
Anthony Ross, Director of Operations
Richard Steers, Construction Manager
JoAnn Buchanan, Volunteer/Donations Manager
Christopher Brandt, Case Management Coordinator
Anna Gongora, Executive Assistant


Rev. Beth Taturm, President
Donna Rosson, Vice President
Michelle Mynier, Treasurer
Sandy Pinaire, Secretary

Judge Robert Blaschke
Billy Delgado
Alex Garcia Jr.
Commissioner Howard Gillespie
Commissioner Margie H. Gonzalez
John P. Jackson
Melissa Munguia
Gustavo Perez
Christopher Perkins
R.J. Thomas

Case Management
Donations & Volunteer Management
Finance, Grants & Fundraising
Public Relations & Communications
Spiritual & Emotional Care
Unmet Needs

CBDRG Organizational Bylaws >>
CBDRG Case Statement – February 12, 2018 >>
Executive Director Quarterly Briefing >>
Case Management Outcome-Based Metrics Report >>
Construction Management Metrics Report >>
CBDRG Branding Guidelines >>