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Hospitality Center guests seek refuge from the cold

PORT ARTHUR - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News

The elderly, homeless and needy stopped by the Hospitality Center in Port Arthur to seek refuge from the cold.

If we don't see them one day, and you know they're here every day or every other day, you worry about them, Director Christina Green said.

Every day holidays and weekends included the center serves a hot meal from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Green has served as the director for eight years. Shes seen many people come and go.

I've watched a lot of people grow, she said. A lot of people better their lives.

Eddie Mitchell, Jr. turned to the Hospitality Center when his health took a turn for the worst.

Doctors diagnosed him with diabetes. Later, his kidneys started to go bad, forcing him to undergo dialysis three times a week.

Even though Ive been diagnosed with kidney problems, I don't let it stop me from doing what I need to do. I got to move around, Mitchell said.

He volunteers on the days he doesn't go to the hospital, helping out wherever he can.

If you'd like to donate or volunteer, contact the Hospitality Center at (888) 982-4842.Hospitality Center guests seek refuge from the cold

Tuesday, January 15 2013, 07:55 PM CST
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