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Vehicles donated to 'Refuge for Women' after crash


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- An organization dedicated to helping people is getting help after a deadly crash.

a special donation will help 'Refuge for Women' after last month's crash in Nicholasville killed one of their members, along with a family of five in another vehicle.

This deadly accident two weeks ago on Nicholasville Road is still fresh in people's mind.

A family of five in a station wagon dead, after hitting and killing Angela Poe in a mini van head on.

Ked Franklin knew Poe and the four other people in the van, they're members of his ministry--'Refuge for Women.'

After attending Poe's funeral, in Virginia, he now had to figure out how to replace the van on what he says is a limited budget.

"We're told a 2005 Uconn Denali was going to be dropped off. A woman said I'm donating my vehicle I need to get a new one," said Ked Franklin.

That's just the beginning. Two more vehicles were donated. While we we're in Franklin's office more donations came in.

Checks of 50, 75, and 500 dollars to the 'Refuge for Women.'

The ministry's purpose is to turn around the lives of women who want to get out of the sex industry.

They're set up in houses throughout Central Kentucky for recovery.

Franklin says they really needed this SUV to get the women to the grocery store, doctor appointments and worship service.

"When we communicate that there's a need its amazing how much response we get out there people want to see these ladies succeed," said Franklin.

Angela Poe was baptized a month before the accident. Franklin says there is some good that has come out of this tragedy.

"We continue to pray continue to believe God is for these women lives being changed," said Franklin.

Two other people in the van are still in the hospital. One of them is scheduled to be released, later this week.


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