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Homeless shelters are packed during this cold snap and need your help

Posted: 7:10 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 20:10:48-04

The cold snap caught everyone by surprise, including the homeless shelters.

The temperature last week was in the 80’s and even hit 90. and now, this morning dipped into the 40’s.

And it’s tough when you are homeless and not prepared for this.

It even caught a few of our homeless shelters off guard.

They have given out all their warm clothing and blankets and need more.

Captain Patrick Gesner of the Salvation Army said, “whenever we have a cold weather spell that happens, whenever it hits 49 degrees or lower. we open up our building to additional people to stay and we are prepared for that tonight and we also ask the community to support us doing a coat drive and blankets.

Carole Murphrey from the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission said, “we need rain blankets. We need rain coats. We need socks, caps.”

The good news is, if you are homeless, the shelters will find a warm place for you to sleep tonight.

If you have any spare blankets or coats, you can drop them off to your favorite shelter.

The Good Samaritan is located at 210 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (361) 883-6195

The Salvation Army is located at 521 Josephine St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (361) 884-9497