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Compassionate Caravan Program Helping Lexington's Homeless

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - As the temperature continues to drop, some people in Lexington are having a hard time staying warm. 

To help them, volunteers with the Catholic Action Center are using the "Compassionate Caravan" once again to help the people who call streets home. 

The goal of the Catholic Action Center's Compassionate Caravan program is to find those who are homeless in Lexington and offer them a ride to a nearby shelter. 

If anyone declines the ride, volunteers are still able to help by providing them with warm coats, blankets, gloves and scarves on the spot, to help them make it through one more night. 

Two volunteer veterans, Alicia Vinson and Chy'Anne Krugler, packed up their car Wednesday night with warm winter clothing and blankets and headed towards downtown Lexington, hoping to meet a new friend who they can help this winter. 

Although both say they love to lend a hand, Vinson and Krugler both admit some nights can take a toll on the heart. 

"In a sense, it breaks my heart. I keep saying how a country like the U.S. can have this many people living on the streets," Vinson told LEX 18. 

"I feel like I'm doing something to help them, and that makes me feel better about it," Krugler added. 

But at the end of the day, both women say they're more than happy to venture out in the cold for one simple purpose. 

"They have stories to tell. And, you kind of understand that, you know, they're going through some hard times and they have to seek help," Vinson mentioned. 

If you would like to help or donate to the Catholic Action Center's Compassionate Caravan program, click here to take you to their website. 

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