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Hope Mobile brings hygiene products to those in need in Lexington

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 18:22:38-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It's a hot one out there and everyone's trying to beat the heat.

The Hope Center is doing what they can to be a resource for anyone in the community who needs some help on this hot day.

It was a busy morning on Monday at the Hope Mobile at Calvary Baptist Church on High Street and Lexington as more than 60 people have already visited the Hope Mobile for a range of resources on this very hot day. The Hope Mobile was at Calvary Baptist from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

The Hope Center Hope Mobile travels around Lexington Monday through Friday bringing resources like water, snacks, socks, deodorant, soap and other hygiene products to those who come by in need.

The Hope Center is also open on Monday, serving as a cooling center. They are encouraging anyone who does not have to be outside to stay indoors and stay hydrated.

"Weather like this usually produces a small up tick in our - in the number of people that stay with us - that find shelter with us and find shelter with the Salvation Army when we're talking about women - women and families. So, things like travel-sized toiletries, those can - those are a huge help. You know, there's more people coming in and taking advantage of shelter services here," said Brooke Raby, the Hope Center development manager.

The Hope Mobile will be at the Woodland Christian Church on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.