Atmos Energy donates, makes improvements to Jesus House ministry

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Jesus House ministry in Odessa is a place where the homeless and poor can find the help they need.

Though, on Saturday, it was the ministry that was on the receiving end of some good will.

Volunteers from Atmos Energy brought donations of clothes, toiletries, and building supplies for storage shelves and a fence to the ministry's facility.

The crew then got to work building the storage shelves and putting up a fence to give the facility some security.

Those who donated their weekend time included operations assistant, Cissy Alvarado, who spoke to us about why her company chose help Jesus House.

"We felt that, right now, with the economy and shortage of houses, and people having a hard time trying to find a place to live, there's a lot of homeless and we thought it was a great fit for us to be able to help a lot of people," says Alvarado.

Alvarado was also joined by operations manager, Joe Greer, who brought his kids to help volunteer.

"Well I think an event like this gives us the opportunity to show our kids what we're doing and how we can make a difference in peoples lives," says Greer.

All the items donated today are given to the people who need them at no charge, and often give those people an opportunity to better themselves according to the Jesus House Vice President, Loren Guiter.

"We've had multiple times that someone had an interview, so they actually came here and we were able to give them a nice pair of pants and a button down shirt, then they could take a shower with the toiletries provided," says Guiter.

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