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How can you support HALO-Flight this Fall?

The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is a 24 hour, online opportunity to donate to local charities that assist those most at risk in our region. We are honored to have been selected to participate again in this year’s campaign. The campaign will kick off on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Thirty charities have been selected as recipients from around the Coastal Bend. For a list of non-profits, please visit http://www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org/. At the end of the day, the Coastal Bend Day of Giving will provide a grant to match funds to each of the charities participating. The economic downturn that began in 2008 continues to impact many Coastal Bend residents and the nonprofits that serve them. Demands for services have not abated, but many nonprofits are still seeing smaller donations.

To contribute, simply log on to http://www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org/ on November 12th, complete a brief form, select your charity (or charities) using the shopping cart feature, and make a donation using your credit or debit card ($10 minimum). Giving made easy!

All donations will be applied to the annual expense of maintaining and operating our 3 Bell 407 helicopters. These costs make up more than 90% of HALO-Flight’s 3-million dollar plus operating budget. HALO-Flight’s mission is to provide medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within our South Texas service area. Emergency assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about HALO-Flight, please visit us at www.haloflight.org.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Coastal Day of Giving History:

In the fall of 2009, Coastal Bend Community Foundation joined with eight additional funders to provide $150,000 in matching funds for a one-day, internet-based fundraising campaign, called the Coastal Bend Day of Giving. Due to the overwhelming success of the event – raising over $400,000 for 25 nonprofits – the event was repeated in 2010, raising $625,000 for 33 nonprofits and in 2011, raising $690,000 for 22. The three events, each only 24 hours in duration, have raised over $1.7 million for nonprofits at the forefront of providing services to those in need in the Coastal Bend.Image