Corpus Christi (KIII News) — The cold weather can be brutal for those living on the streets, so many shelters in the Coastal Bend began opening up additional space this week.

The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission started bringing people in out of the cold Thursday night. Since then, the director said they have had a little over 20 people come in. They are expecting even more people to show up throughout Friday evening.

The shelter is open all night and has a total of 213 beds. As of 6 p.m. Friday, they said they had a few more spots open for women, but were just about filled up for men. However, they do have an overflow room for men across the street from their shelter.

"Some come in and they're soaking wet, so we provide clean dry clothing," Executive Director Carole Murphrey said.

Murphrey said that around 9 p.m. Friday is when they expect to be very busy with people checking in.

The shelter always welcomes any winter clothing, coats, socks, gloves and rain gear. If you have any to donate, you can drop them off at 209 S. Alameda.

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