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Hope Center in need of supplies

Number one need is sunscreen
Posted at 3:24 PM, Jul 24, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Homeless shelters go through supplies faster than usual during extreme weather.

The Hope Center is housing almost 200 people right now, and after last week's heat advisory, their supplies are running low.

The center said that due to the heat, more people have come in to use the showers, which means they are low on soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other toiletries. Their number one need right now is sunscreen.

"We are all in danger during these extreme temperatures, and our clients tend to be more because they are outside more, walking more, being homeless sort of constitutes an inordinate amount of walking, so just making sure they have places to stop and cool off so they don't get overheated," said Hope Center Development Manager Brooke Raby.

They also have been running the Hope Mobile, which provides meals for homeless people.

Raby said that they could use snacks and water as donations as well.

To donate, call 859-721-0144.