LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A group of homeless people in Lexington have spent the weekend loading trucks with supplies destined for Joplin, Mo., a week after an EF5 tornado ripped through that city, destroying houses.
Ginny Ramsey, founder of the Catholic Action Center, told The bLexington Herald-Leader the idea was proposed by people living at a shelter, who spent much of their time watching TV, and were struck by news of the devastation in Joplin since the tornado struck May 22.
Ramsey said the center borrowed a tractor-trailer from the Christian Appalachian Project, a nonprofit organization that specializes in relief efforts.
A dozen volunteers will caravan to Joplin and help distribute the items at the Joplin Family Worship Center, a FEMA-certified relief station.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com