With Thanksgiving around the corner, students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) decided to give to those in need. The TAMUK Homeless Ministry travelled to Corpus Cristi, on the corner of Crosstown and Leopard St. on Nov. 14, to help distribute food, clothes and medical supplies.
“I was more nervous about it. Especially since people have these bad stereotypes about homeless people. I was scared to talk to them but when you get to sit down to them and hear their stories you will realize how normal they are like us,” said Abigail Azua, chemical engineering major.
“I was expecting not so many people. Those people I was talking to were trying to live normal lives like it very much changed my perspective on homeless people,”aid Tracia Brown, kinesiology major
“I was talking to this one man whom I thought was homeless but he lived in an apartment so it turned out that he was just struggling to make a living. I thought that was very interesting,” Brown said.
During this event, TAMUK students helped to pass out clothes, food, and also prayed to those in need, she said.
The TAMUK Homeless Mnistry and BSM organization cordinated the event that allowed students to talk to the homeless and learn their stories.
The enjoyable part, students, said was making friends.
“I had fun. I made friends with a lot of people and it was very interesting to know the different types of people out here. I’m definitely going to do this next year. I’m looking forward to it and meeting new people and spreading the word of the lord. I’m going to include these people in my prayers,” said Brown.
“I realize that everyone should love one another the same. Sit down and talk to someone and learn about him or her. Nowadays, we separate each other in categories. God loves us equally and so we should all love equally,” said Azua.