Opportunity Center helps those in need
From El Paso Times Opinion Section
Heroes live among the community of El Paso providing opportunities for those who are in need.
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless is a shelter that serves the community of El Paso 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year.
The shelter was established on Jan. 3, 1994, and has made a difference since then. It’s not just considered a shelter but a safe house that provides mental, medical, and transportation services.
The Opportunity Center serves nearly 124,000 meals and provide close to 102,000 nights of sleep over the year.
As a current volunteer of this program I’ve noticed the difference we’ve made in the lives of those we had the privilege to serve. When I first got involved I began by bringing a few things to the office that I no longer had a use for.
I encourage everyone to get involved. Volunteering a few hours of your time or making monthly donations to the shelter can change someone’s world.
Thank you to all of the organizations who sponsor and volunteers that make this happen serving our community.