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Holidays with the homeless

Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 21:29:25-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Most of us are fortunate enough to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. However that's not always the case for Corpus Christi's homeless residents. For them, it can be just another day on the street trying to survive.

But today, some volunteers did their best to bring some holiday cheer to those in need.

Local homeless shelters opened their doors to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of homeless people. Dozens of volunteers also came and gave their time to help serve those in need.

At The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, volunteers fed almost 200 people. At Mission 911, about a dozen people sat down for their turkey dinner, with a side order of good company.

Meanwhile, those who are separated from their loved ones found comfort with friends that have turned into family.

"I was always spending these holidays by myself," said Eduardo Ortiz, who ate at Mission 911. "Now I have seven, eight, nine, 10 brothers with me. So I'm grateful."

"(I'm) just enjoying wonderful people, and very blessed to be eating a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and then watch football," said Alan Morton, who ate at the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.

The Thanksgiving meals served at Mission 911 were made possible thanks to donations from local businesses like Red Line Burgers and the Riddle Room.