Building a Sustainable Future for our Region
At Port Corpus Christi, we are proud of our nearly 92 year legacy of helping create a sustainable future by utilizing our full breadth of resources to create a strong, vibrant, and healthy community. We work with over 100 non-profit organizations every year that both strengthen and unite out community. Port Commissioners and Staff donate hundreds of hours each year to non-profit organizations through leadership positions and volunteer efforts.
Support for Our Community after Hurricane Harvey
When Hurricane Harvey’s fury left parts of the Coastal Bend regional community in devastation Port Corpus Christi (PCC) drew upon the strength of its 91-year legacy to provide safe passage to people and families by working tirelessly in its recovery and the rebuilding of the community we call home. Working in tandem with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard, Port Corpus Christi expedited channel surveys to get businesses back to business because we know and the value the importance of getting people back to work. In alignment with our ongoing SEAPORT values of serving as a catalyst for safety, the environment, and respect for our community PCC sought ways to be a good neighbor. First on our list were our regional communities. PCC reached out to neighbors to assist, stepping up to support recovery operations in Gregory, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, and Port Aransas. Within a four day time span PCC provided over 600 meals to First Responders in Gregory and Ingleside. These included the Nueces County EOC, Aransas-Corpus Christi pilots, and the Coast Guard. In those first critical days when resources were scarce the Port Corpus Christi Community Relations and Police Departments coordinated efforts to provide much needed security to the City of Ingleside. In the days following Harvey fans were provided to Aransas Pass First Responders. PCC’s commitment to the environment resonated through the donation of $10,000 to the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program in support of the Coastal Bird Program. When Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb created a Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund, Port Commissioners voted to provide $50,000 to his effort. When a long time Port Corpus Christi non-profit partner, Mission 911 called and said, “We need help!” PCC answered with much needed financial assistance, donating $5,000 to assist people from throughout the region who needed food, gas, and lodging. In the aftermath of Harvey the port answered another call from Chairman Todd Hunter and surrounding Chambers to partner with them to host an event that will provide additional resources to small businesses-once again lending a helping hand so that small businesses might once again thrive.
The Port Corpus Christi Authority plays a vital stewardship role in our community and continues to bring sustainable jobs as an economic engine of the region; and as our heartland’s gateway to the future. #1 in crude oil exports in the nation and #1 in heart – Port Corpus Christi.