We Take You Around the Country to See How MTC Staff Battled Homelessness
In celebration of MTC’s 40th anniversary, MTC facilities battled homelessness during the fourth quarter. In this story, we’ll show you some of the great work our staff did to help ease the pain of homelessness. Here’s a quick quote from a video the Imperial Regional Detention Facility to show what they did.
“Hi, this is kitchen staff at MTC Calexico. We’re going to be serving food for the homeless. We hope they enjoy it, and happy holidays!”
“We’re here in downtown Calexico, by Border Park. We’re serving approximately 30 plates and 30 goody bags to the needy and the homeless here.”
It was a team effort as we gave back to our communities in celebration of MTC’s 40th anniversary.
Otero – Isac Mancha, Recreation Specialist
“We got a chance to work and feed the homeless,” says Isac Mancha of the Otero County Processing Center. “It was an awesome experience just for us to provide our services outside in the community.”
In partnership with the Brownbag Coalition, staff at the Otero County Prison Facility and Processing Center made hamburgers and hot dogs for 120 people struggling with homelessness.
“I think it’s great,” says George Enriquez, PSA compliance manager. “We always want to help out the community, and anyway we can do that [we will]. Today, the highlight was to feed homeless people, and it was really rewarding to see people happy and excited to receive items that they normally don’t have on a daily basis.”
The corporate office donated thousands of dollars in clothing and cash to support three local organizations that battle homelessness.
On the East Coast, the Brooklyn Job Corps Center held a clothing drive during the holidays. At the nearby South Bronx Job Corps, staff collected suits and shoes to that were sent to women shelters and other organizations.
Wilkinson County Warden Darrel Vannoy and staff delivered food to Stewpot which feeds people in need in Southern Mississippi.
At the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility and El Valle Detention Facility in Southern Texas, staff donated shoes, clothing, and other items to Loaves & Fishes which provides various services to those who are homeless.
The Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility donated turkeys and fixings to elderly residents.
The Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center filled more than 160 backpacks with essential items for homeless people in Kentucky.
Staff from one of our newest MTC family members, the Graceville Correctional Facility in Florida, donated 27 brand new jackets to local students in need.
We wish we had to time to list all of the great work our staff did to fight homelessness. Here are just some of the photos from other facilities. Great job everyone!