LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Due to COVID-19 the Catholic Action Center has had to limit the number of people that come in and out, but that means there are even more people on the streets who are without basic necessities.
Even though they can't welcome more people into the building, the Catholic Action Center is filling the gap by taking out their Compassionate Caravan into the community. Starting next week the CAC will be delivering basic necessities like water, food, sunscreen and masks.
They are limiting their volunteers who drive the van to very few people who will be wearing masks and gloves. CAC Director Ginny Ramsey says these donations are more important now more than ever. They need donations like water, food, sunscreen and masks.
"If you make masks at home, hey you got a place to bring them because we want to have the most beautiful masks going out because we want people to say 'Hey I want to wear that,'" Ramsey said.
Ramsey says they will be teaching the importance of social distancing to the people they reach because if COVID-19 were to get into a homeless camp it could be absolutely devastating.