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City partners with local agencies; opens short-term homeless shelter

American Bank Center
Posted at 4:21 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 17:21:00-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi has partnered with local agencies to open a short-term shelter for the homeless and others in need as the Coastal Bend prepares for severely cold temperatures.

In partnership with the American Red Cross, Mother Teresa Shelter and the Gulf Coast Humane Society, the shelter will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 13 at the Convention Center Exhibit Hall B at the American Bank Center.

The short-term shelter will be available for men, women and families. Temperature checks will be given upon entry, social distancing will be enforced, and masks are required and will be provided for those who don’t have one.

Meals and water will also be provided.

Pets are not allowed at the shelter, but the city says volunteers are on-call to transport pets to be kenneled at the Gulf Coast Humane Society until their owners can come pick them up.

For the latest information on the winter weather in the Coastal Bend, click HERE.