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Good Sam Rescue Mission Cutting Services Due to Low Donations

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is dangerously close to cutting a number of essential services as it falls low on funding.

Donations to the shelter are down, and that means it could be time for some cuts -- cuts that could affect the local homeless population.

The Good Sam has recently been noticing an increase in the homeless population. They've been seeing at least 40 more people than usual, providing their services to anywhere from 170-200 people daily.

To make matters even more difficult, the shelter is seeing a decrease in donations, making it hard for them to pay some of their bills.

"Any amount would help. If people think $5-10 is too little, that is something that can help feed people for a day, or help pay some of the utilities," Good Sam Program Director Rafael Ortiz said.

Because of the cuts, the Good Samaritan has had to close their coffee house and their chapel, and they could even close down more services if things continue as they are.

If you would like to make a donation to the Good Samaritan, you can stop by their facilities at 210 S. Alameda Street, or mail a donation to them at Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 65, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403.

They will appreciate any donation, and especially need cash, food and clothing.

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