This week both MTC facilities in Chaparral, NM delivered donations to the Opportunity Center for the Homeless in El Paso, TX.
The Otero County Prison Facility used money from their Inmate Holiday Fund to buy donations for the center. Through fundraisers, OCPF inmates raise money throughout the year to give back to the community. This time around, that money was used to buy all new towels, pillows, blankets, male and female undergarments, and other personal items for the Opportunity Center.
“What we do to help the community is a testimony of what a great company we work for in allowing and encouraging us to help and make our community a better place,” Warden Rios of the Otero County Prison Facility said. “I am honored to represent MTC and more importantly our staff and the population who are the ones that really do the work for a better tomorrow. “
Next door at the Otero County Processing Center staff also donated new towels, pillows, men and women undergarments, personal items as well as lightly used clothes throughout the month to lend a helping hand to those that may need it the most.
“We are paying forward the blessings we receive with the less fortunate,” Deputy Warden Garcia of the Otero County Processing Center said.
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless (OC) has provided services for the needy of the El Paso community for 28 years. Some of the services offered are emergency shelter, transitional housing, or long-term supportive housing as well as food, clothing, medical care, housing, substance abuse, and employment counseling.
“The work we do to support the most fragile in the community is only attainable with the support of our partners and organizations, like MTC, who are devoted to going the extra mile to make sure the most vulnerable have everything they need to improve their quality of life,” said John Martin, the Opportunity Center for the Homeless Deputy Director.
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless assists an average of 450 individuals, through their 14 programs, and about 2,500 homeless, veterans, elderly, and individuals with disabilities through their emergency shelters.