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Compassionate Caravan helps those in need, now needs help from community

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 18:02:37-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  — On Monday, the Catholic Action Center’s Compassionate Caravan hit the streets to check on the homeless and bring them supplies.

“Even though people think, ‘Oh, it’s warm, it doesn’t matter.’ Well it’s hot and it does matter because we’ve already had a few folks who’ve had heat stroke,” said Catholic Action Center Director Ginny Ramsey.

That is why the Compassionate Caravan rolls through town.

Ramsey said that this past weekend, they handed out hundreds of bottles of water, sunscreen, and baseball hats.

According to Ramsey, the Compassionate Caravan is continuing to help those who need it while dealing with another mini-crisis at the shelter.

One of the freezers at their shelter went out and now they are asking for help.

"It was chicken, it was deli ham to make sandwiches and hamburger, those were the biggest losses. We take those things and make many, many meals,” Ramsey said.

Sunscreen, bottled water, gas cards and meat can be brought to the shelter on Industry Road just off Winchester Road.

The Compassionate Caravan also needs volunteers.

If you'd like more information on donating, click here.

If you'd like to donate water to Community Inspired Solutions, find out more on their website here.