Extreme cold brings extra help for Catholic Action Center in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing temporary housing to the Catholic Action Center in Lexington.

EDS concentrates on building temporary base camps throughout the United States and is typically used to house lineman and utility workers during natural disasters.

“With the drastic drop in temperature headed our way this week, we knew we had to help,” said Jerry Lundergan, President of EDS.

The Catholic Action Center is a local resource that reaches thousands of homeless in the local area.

The center has a capacity of roughly 180 people.

Lundergan’s company will provide temporary housing trailers for about 100 additional people.

“If Ginny Ramsay and her team need more, we will bring them,” said Lundergan.

In addition to the mobile housing units, EDS will provide sleeping bags, pillows and temporary generated power to run the units through the week.

EDS representatives will be on site at 1055 Industry Road at 10:30 a.m. Monday to distribute the resources to the center.

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