Coalition asks for help to shelter homeless

Laura Garcia By Laura Garcia

Dec. 19, 2017 at 10:12 p.m.
Updated Dec. 20, 2017 at 6 a.m.

A makeshift tent houses four members of a homeless camp in Victoria.

A makeshift tent houses four members of a homeless camp in Victoria.   Angela Piazza for The Victoria Advocate

The Victoria Area Homeless Coalition is raising money to pay for hotel stays for the homeless on Christmas.

The coalition said in a news release Tuesday they are anticipating freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

President Lisa Griffin said that should temperatures drop below freezing, or 32 degrees, the coalition is preparing to help homeless in need of shelter by providing hotel assistance.

"We have generous shelter volunteers but understand that most in our area have plans to gather with family during the holidays," she said.

A room for two days is $126 and the coalition is committed to helping with at least five rooms.

As of Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecasts a low of 33 degrees on Christmas Eve.

The coalition is accepting monetary donations at Mid-Coast Family Services office at 111 N. Liberty.

For more, contact Griffin at 361-575-7842.


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