Corpus Christi (KIII News) — Six charitable organizations in the Coastal Bend were recipients of 2018 Christus fund that helps provide more than $260,000 in donations to charitable groups.

The Christus fund awards grant funding to nonprofit community organizations that align their work with Christus Spohn's mission and values.

Every three years Christus Health evaluates and reports on the more pressing health needs of the region then it decides which non-profits need help the most. Mission of Mercy received $75,000.

Without the support of Christus Spohn and their partnership, we would not be able to provide free medical care and assistance with prescription medication to our patients in the Coastal Bend," executive director Sherry Bowers said.

Spohn is a partner of Mission of Mercy it gave the non-profit $5.4 million in all during 2018.

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