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Local shelters prepare for an influx of visitors during cold temperatures

Posted at 10:24 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 23:24:23-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Local shelters have prepared for an influx of people staying at their facilities.

Unfortunately, some people do not have a warm place to go.

With the different shelters our Action 10 news team spoke to, common goals were to stay prepared and encourage those who have nowhere to go to stay overnight at their shelter.

At the Salvation Army staff say they have made additional space for forty visitors and they do not need to bring their identification.

The team even provided food for those who decided to come in.

“But we want to encourage those individuals who are in these cold tempters we want them to come in for safety reasons of course we don't want them to freeze, so we want them to come in so we feel that it's important that we have those additional meals that we have this extra space so that they are able to rest during the night,” says Salvation Army staff member Monica Barrera.

The Salvation Army has also prepared their men and family lounges and children who come in will not be apart from their family.

However, for those who cannot make it out to the Salvation Army members with the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission have also added extra space to their building.

Staff with the Good Samaritan shelter say they have even set an extra thirty beds

“Anybody that needs to get out of the cold, can come in we have an over flow set up for them we'll check them in for cold nights they stay warm,” says housing leader of the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission says Julia Wijsman.