LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Catholic Action Center is working with FEMA to set up additional beds for the homeless ahead of the bitter cold expected this week.
FEMA emergency trailers are being set up by Lundy’s in the Catholic Action Center parking lot which will add 66 more beds and private sleeping areas for families, men and women.
Shelter leaders say no one will be turned away and no reservations are required this week.
Anyone looking for a place to sleep should check in at the front desk of the center and they will be assigned a sleeping area. The beds will be available any time day or night from Monday January 28th through Sunday February 3rd.
Meals will be served at the Catholic Action at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. with snacks provided at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Director Ginny Ramsey tells LEX 18 it is crucial with lows in the single digits this week that people have somewhere warm to spend the night. Those types of temperatures can be extremely dangerously, even if you’re not outside for an extended period of time.
The Compassionate Care Cold Line will be accepting texts for pick-ups in anyone needs a ride to any shelter (859) 913-0038 from Monday at 6 p.m. through Friday at 11 p.m. or call (859) 255-0301.
The Compassionate Pet Care will be taking pets and their owners to motel rooms during this time: again call 859-255-0301 or text 859-913-0038 for pet and owner pick up.