NewsLocal News

Actions

Agencies prepare to help homeless through arctic cold front

Posted: 6:06 PM, Nov 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-11 19:50:46-05
HOMELESS SHELTER WEB.jpg

With the cold front arriving, tonight is going to be especially tough for those who don't have a roof over their heads. However, local shelters are doing what they can to keep the homeless out of the cold.

Shelters are getting their extra jackets and blankets ready, and overnight shelters are bringing in extra beds to accommodate for the larger crowds they're expecting.

For example, within the past week, the Mother Theresa Shelter handed out some 200 blankets to help the homeless stay warm. Tomorrow, it'll have extra food on hand, as it gets ready to feed more than 130 people when its doors open in the morning.

Overnight shelters are making room for more people, and also handing out warm-weather gear like jackets, blankets and gloves.

Any help is a big help, especially for those in need, such as Robin Carter.

"I'm already signed in with the Salvation Army," she said. "I went early, so I got my blankets. "t's really tough if you don't have anywhere to go, because you have to think about where you're sleeping at."

In the past, shelter workers have also gone into the community looking for homeless providing blankets, coats and food, and also helping find them a warm place to spend the night.

The Corpus Christi Police Department also will take the homeless to a nearby homeless shelter if they see someone out in the cold.