Corpus Christi woman helps the needy with free haircuts

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Corpus Christi woman helps people in need get free haircuts.

Marilena Garza is very familiar with helping in the community. She recently launched “The Free Store” every Sunday in Artesian Park in downtown Corpus Christi, where she helps people in need with donated items. Now she is taking another step by offering free haircuts.

“Being kind, being kind, and talking to the person because they are getting a haircut are the first steps to getting their life back,” she said.

Garza is now looking for stylists and people with no experience in haircutting to act as assistants on Sundays. All supplies for the haircuts have been donated, with the exception of the scissors. So they ask the stylist to bring their own scissors.

“I try to do The Free Store in Artesian Park every Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm,” said Garza. “You will recognize someone you haven’t seen in a long time when we raise the mirror.”

As well as helping the homeless, Marliena also helps people who have lost their homes in fires and people who are struggling to make ends meet in social security.

To volunteer for the haircut events or donate gently used items to the store, Garza says to contact her on Facebook or send an email to [email protected] A variety of items are currently needed, including shoes, shorts, fishing shirts, swimwear, camping gear, tents, fishing rods, and prepackaged groceries.