Homelessness increases during the holidays

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VICTORIA, Texas – While the holidays are a time of great happiness because we are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas. Around this time Christ’s Kitchen, V-Cam, and the Salvation Army will see food and housing insecurity increase. Kim Pickens who is working on a humility project said she enjoys giving back around the holidays.

“If you would have told me ten years ago that I would be doing this work. Helping people that are on the verge of homelessness or being homeless. I would have been like you’re kidding me because my life was just in a completely different path,” she said.

Pickens feels blessed to be able to help people. During the holidays, there are many ways to get involved and serve the community, such as angel tree for seniors or toys for tots.