MTC Fights Homelessness
As part of MTC’s 40th anniversary, MTC staff and friends took on four service projects this year, one each quarter:
- First quarter – Improving literacy
- Second quarter – Fighting hunger
- Third quarter – Bringing awareness to mental health
- Fourth quarter – Battling homelessness
While we still have one month left in our final service project of the year, we thought we’d share some of our facilities’ progress:
Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility – Post, Texas
Staff donated food to create Thanksgiving meals for families struggling with homelessness. Garza County Judge Lee Norman wrote this to the Dalby facility, ”
I want to thank you and your staff and MTC for the support you have shown our Community Recovery Center.”
Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center – Chicago, Illinois
The center teamed up with Beautiful Beginnings to Lasting Legacies, a non-profit organization, to distribute more than 100 hot meals and sack lunches to people facing housing insecurities.
Gregory S. Coleman Unit – Lockhart, Texas
The facility collected more than 230 items to help those served by the Hays/Caldwell Women’s Shelter including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, girls socks, food, and clothing. The Gregory S. Coleman Unit also donated $500 to the organization.
Imperial Regional Detention Facility – Calexico, California
The Imperial facility partnered with the Brown Bag Coalition which is a non-profit organization from Calexico, dedicated to feed the homeless. Co-founder Maribel Padilla and IRDF staff including Warden Rolando Trevino, worked together to provide dinner for the homeless people of Calexico at the Border Park on October 22, 2021. On top of their dinner, each person received a gift bag with toiletries and other necessities.
Otero County Prison Facility & Otero County Processing Center – Chaparral, New Mexico
The Otero facilities partnered with Mesilla Valley Community of Hope to prepare and serve 120 hamburgers and 120 hot dogs to people fighting homelessness. The facility also provided toiletries to those who attended the event.