Mayor and City Manager Pledge All Homeless Will Have Place to Shelter During Severe Cold Snap
Salvation Army to Provide Emergency Shelter
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – As the severe cold weather continues over the weekend and through Wednesday February 17, the City of Corpus Christi has increased outreach to the homeless population, informing them on locations of warming centers.
Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and City Manager Peter Zanoni want the homeless population to know they do not have to stay outside during these bitter cold temperatures.
City staff and local homeless agencies will reach out to the homeless community to educate them on the different resources the City has put in place to keep everyone warm and safe.
The City also is working with multiple local homeless agencies to ensure shelter, food, blankets, and clothing is provided for those in need.
The Salvation Army has been identified as the lead agency in providing emergency shelter. If the Salvation Army exhausts their intake accommodations, individuals will be referred by the Salvation Army and the City of Corpus Christi to other shelters expanding their intake.
The Salvation Army also is accepting donations of blankets and jackets at the 521 Josephine Street location.