CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Volunteers with the Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritan Service Center received a touch of funding relief.
The money available will provide a helping hand to the many families they all serve.
“I have to make it, failure is not an option as a mom it really isn’t,” said Amanda.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Amanda lost her job leaving her wondering where to turn for help. She then eventually had to place her pride aside.
“I am not one usually reaching out for help they took me in and the experience was humbling," she said. "I also felt more empowered to continue on and get back my independent lifestyle with my children being able to have a home for Christmas this year.”
Amanda said the Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritan Service Center stepped in, going above and beyond to provide help for her and her family.
“This place has helped me by one, keeping me in my home, whenever I was on the verge of receiving an eviction letter for non-payment I didn’t know what or where was I going to go,” said Amanda.
“I don’t think most people realize how hard COVID has hit the lower-income people,” said volunteer Dorothy McAbee.
McAbee has been a volunteer at the center for about 10 years and has seen many stories and situations like Amanda from across Aransas County. McAbee says in order to to keep helping families with essentials, it’s going to take some funds.
“We are giving people a helping hand, to help them get back on their feet and that’s what we’re struggling with right now is that they’re not able to and we don’t have the funds to keep paying,” said McAbee.
Aransas Co. Judge Burt Mills presented the team with a check for more than $26,000 from the Cares Act Humanitarian Aid, which will help many families and especially those affected by COVID-19.
“I was blown away with the amount of care and concern and help that they went through to give,” Amanda said.
Volunteers say anything helps as they will continue to serve their community. To see how you can help or volunteer click here.
“We can’t continue to work do the work we're doing if we don’t have the funds to do it,” said Dorothy McAbee.