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Ky. homeless helping load supplies headed to Mo.

Ky. homeless helping load supplies headed to Mo.

May 30th, 2011 in News

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.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,