Local group donates coats to homeless during cold snap


SAN ANTONIO – Members of a small group called One Random Act of Kindness (O.R.A.K'D) handed out cold weather items to homeless residents Wednesday.

"We're just here giving them blankets and gloves and scarves and trying to keep them warm and feed them and give them some hot coffee so they can stay warm tonight," said co-founder Wendy Rodriguez.

The idea was a collaboration between Rodriguez and her friend Joseph Spencer. The two wanted to do something to help out the less fortunate during the city's recent cold spell.

"If you have the things in your home like regular clothes that can keep somebody warm, I think you should be able to extend that to those less fortunate," Spencer said,

The group parked their fully stocked cars near Haven for Hope. Many of the people they helped were unable to sleep inside the shelter because it was too crowded. Thomas Simon said he was blessed to cross paths with the group Wednesday night.

"I'm pretty sure they're coming out of their own pockets for this. They don't have to, but they're doing it," he said. "It's a beautiful thing to see people come out here and show their generosity."

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