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Charities help homeless ride out freezing temperatures

The Coastal Bend’s homeless population had lots of help riding out freezing temperatures in Tuesday night’s forecast from a variety of charities.

“I feel so bad for them,” Sister Rose Paul Madassary, the operator of Mother Theresa Shelter in Corpus Christi said. “It’s freezing. I feel very bad.”

Her shelter doesn’t offer overnight housing, but it does provide blankets and warm clothes to anyone who comes by saying they need it.

“Anybody come to our door, we never say no, because whatever we receive is a donation,” she said. “So, we give it to them. It belongs to them.”

“I tell them thank you and God bless you,” said Carol Garcia who thanks Mother Theresa Shelter for some of her blankets and coats.

The self-professed mother of 15 says that losing her kids to Child Protective Services and a drug habit put her on the streets five years ago.

“I guess I’m paying (for) what I done to my kids I guess,” Garcia said. “It was very cold last night. Thank goodness that I have five covers. And it’s supposed to freeze tonight, so good luck to the people who are homeless.”

Sister Rose wouldn’t call it good luck, but God luck.

“I supposed to follow Jesus Christ,” Sister Rose said. “So he served for the poor, and I like to do what he did.”

To learn how to donate to the Mother Theresa Shelter of Corpus Christi, click here:  https://catholiccharities-cc.org/donations.

Seth Kovar

Seth Kovar

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