LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — With temperatures dropping over the next week, the Catholic Action Center is preparing its Compassionate Caravan and overflow shelter.
Executive Director Ginny Ramsey said that cold weather should not be underestimated. It can be dangerous and even deadly for folks living on the streets. Last year, she said, three people in Lexington lost limbs to frostbite, one of them later passed away.
That is why the Compassionate Caravan is ready to hit the streets Friday. Volunteers will be handing out supplies and encouraging people to come inside.
The center’s overflow shelter opens Thursday, allowing the homeless to spend the night in its gathering room, even though the center doesn’t have any open beds.
If you would like to donate coats, hats, gloves or even gas cards to help the Compassionate Caravan, you can drop them off at the shelter on Industry Drive in Lexington at any time.