October 1, 2019
Moda Midstream (Moda) and Lexicon, Inc. donated $6,772.50 to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG) to provide newly paved driveways to four Ingleside families in a check presentation ceremony. The event was held at the Shipp’s family home, on their completed driveway, who received a brand-new, rebuilt home from CBDRG in May of this year. Representatives from Moda, Lexicon, CBDRG and family and friends of the Shipp family were all in attendance to celebrate the donation.
CBDRG’s current project is long-term recovery from the federally declared Disaster 4332 from the August 2017 landfall of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey in the six affected counties in the Coastal Bend of Texas (Aransas, Bee, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio). Homeowners like the Shipp family work with disaster case managers who build long-term recovery plans that may include having their home repaired, rebuilt or replaced.
The City of Ingleside contacted Moda and shared that CBDRG had an urgent need to fund driveways, which weren’t included in the original plans to rebuild homes for four families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Finishing the driveways was important to make sure there were no delays for those families moving back in and the houses complied with local code.
Moda committed to making sure funding was not an obstacle to returning families to their homes. In addition to pledging funds for the driveways, Moda asked Lexicon, a key builder in Moda’s expansion, to partner together and make the donation to add this important finishing touch to these much-needed homes.
“We just celebrated our one-year anniversary of being in the community,” shared Jon Ackerman, EVP & CFO at Moda Midstream. “It’s an honor to be able to provide to these four families in Ingleside and help them move back into their homes.”
Moda is a liquids terminaling and logistics company that provides independent terminal, storage and distribution solutions to their customers, located in Ingleside, Texas. While this contribution supports those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Moda has a strong commitment to supporting our neighbors in many ways – children, youth & family, public safety, health & environment, disaster relief and support of our military.
“We’ve been blessed with all the contributions to help families recover and recovery efforts are still on going,” said Warren Phipps, executive director of CBDRG. “But one of the things that’s really special is the local industry stepping up to help the community.”
Sandra, matriarch of the Shipp family, was still overcome with as much joy and gratefulness as she was back in May when her family received the keys to her home. “Y’all have no idea how much of a blessing groups like you are to families like ours,” she expressed. “Thank you both so much for all that you’ve done.”
In order to keep recovery efforts going, CBDRG continues to seek out funds and volunteers who range from skilled laborers to general help. To learn more about the CBDRG, visit www.coastalbenddrg.org.