A local non-profit is in need of pillows and blankets

Posted at 5:59 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 22:56:00-04

The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is a place where the homeless can come and get shelter and food, but as their intake numbers grow so does their need to accommodate every one of their residents.

“We can accept maybe three or four more women but the men there’s absolutely no place,” said Executive Director Carole Murphrey.

Right now, she says their biggest need is pillows and bedding.

“Light weight blankets and pillows, pillows, pillows,” said Murphrey.

In a room with 30 overflow beds residents are having to use things like foam cushions or rolled up sheets to make their pillows.

“This is what they’re using for pillows which we really need for sheets,” said Murphrey.

She added that the shelter is packed to the brim and they are having to put beds in common areas now.

“The only place they have basically is the coffee house,” said Murphrey. “If we put any more people in the building its going to be a fire hazard.”

The Good Samaritan houses about 220 men and women and it’s only expected to continue growing.

Murphrey says thanks to a donation by the Ed Rachal Foundation, she expects the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission to be moved into the old Lamar Elementary School building by next summer.

If you would like to donate you can drop off any of the mentioned items to the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission location at 210 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401