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Metro Ministries preparing to help during storm

Posted: 12:23 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 19:41:40-04

Metro Ministries shelters are doing what they can to keep the homeless in Corpus Christi stay safe.

If the weather worsens today, the organization will open its Loaves and Fishes cafeteria at 1927 Leopard St. to anyone seeking shelter. Also, employees will set up cots in case conditions get worse on Friday night.

During inclement weather, Metro Ministries normally houses an additional 10 people. But Metro Ministries CEO  Patty Clark said her group is willing to help more.

Clark said even if their shelter gets full Friday night, they’ll do what they can to help.

“We try never to turn anyone away,” she said. “We have great relationships with other sister agencies in the community. So, we’ll make a phone call. We’ll refer.

“We’ll try our best to find a place for someone to go if they’re willing to go to the next place or the next place after that.”

For the past 36 years, Metro Ministries has been serving needy people. It serves more than 7,000 subjects a year.