Visit CC Cares
Visit Corpus Christi is committed to supporting the hospitality, tourism and service industry employees in Corpus Christi. The Visit CC Cares program is designed to help employees or businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry who have experienced financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. Funds for the Visit CC Cares Program are raised through donations to the Corpus Christi CVB Heritage Society.
The Corpus Christi CVB Heritage Society is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable foundation. 100% of monies raised through private donations will remain in the nonprofit charitable foundation.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Campaign
Visit CC Cares Program has launched the COVID-19 Coronavirus Hospitality Emergency Fund Campaign to help employees in the hospitality and tourism industry who have experienced a financial hardship and work furlough. The nationwide Stay-At-Home Orders have forced businesses to temporarily shut their doors and/or reduce the staff. This campaign provides one-time emergency funding to those employed in the hospitality industry that have been faced with a lack of income during this pandemic.
Ways to Help
Hundreds of employees in Corpus Christi have temporarily or permanently lost their jobs in hotels, restaurants and attractions. Help us help them out!
The Visit CC Cares program has received generous donations from different organizations and individuals. With three levels of sponsorship, these donors are able to help even more hospitality employees impacted by coronavirus. The three levels of sponsorships are Hope - $1,000, Care - $5,000 and Horizon - $10,000.
Special thank you to our Donors!
Vishal Raju Bhagat Foundation - Horizon Level
Bill Pettus - Hope Level
Visit CC Cares has partnered with Made in Corpus Christi to sell locally made merchandise. 25% of the merchandise profit sales will go directly to the nonprofit charitable foundation.
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How to Apply
Businesses: Business owners and sole proprietors in the hospitality and service industry may apply by submitting a narrative describing the financial hardships faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna. Narratives should be 500 words or less. Please include your business information including address and business filing information. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Employees: If you are interested in applying for the Visit CC Cares Hospitality Emergency Fund financial assistance, click below to find out everything you need to know.