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.
The mission of CBDRG is to strengthen regional long-term recovery by addressing and jointly resolving unmet, disaster-related needs of individuals in the community
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.
- 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.
Christopher Brandt, Executive Director
Richard Stiers, Construction Manager
JoAnn Buchanan, Volunteer/Donations Manager
Donna Rosson, President
Pastor Mark Porterfield, Vice President
Michelle Mynier, Treasurer
Sandy Pinaire, Secretary
Judge Robert Blaschke
Alex Garcia Jr.
Commissioner Howard Gillespie
Commissioner Margie H. Gonzalez
John P. Jackson
Warren Phipps, Jr.
Donations & Volunteer Management
Finance, Grants & Fundraising
Public Relations & Communications
Spiritual & Emotional Care
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 >>