Mobile ‘Dignity Station’ hits the road in Lexington

Originally published by WEKU.

Homeless people in the Lexington area have a new place to take a shower and wash their clothes. The Catholic Action Center’s Dignity Station is a large trailer that director and cofounder Ginny Ramsey said cost 140-thousand dollars. She said the truck pulling it was donated, and its pilot run was last Thursday.

“We have two sets of washer, dryers, two showers and two restrooms. Now, these are things that people who are living on the streets don’t have access to, except occasionally.”

The trailer was designed by Emergency Disaster Services, a Lexington company that deploys to disaster sites. Ramsey said the Dignity Station has a 300-gallon water tank and is heated and air-conditioned.

“Our population who are unhoused has increased so much. So this is a way to give them some dignity. You know, cleanliness is next to godliness. People can feel better about themselves when they’re clean, and their clothes are clean.”

Ramsey said the Dignity Station’s April through October schedule is in the planning stages, but it will visit Goodwill Industries on West New Circle Road one day a week. It will be there this Thursday at 11 a.m.

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