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Hygiene drive benefits Clarksville homeless population

The nontraditional student society, or NTSS, teamed up with the social work club to serve the community by co-hosting the first hygiene drive to provide hygiene products to the homeless population in Clarksville.

On November 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., NTSS collected items such as soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, razors, shaving cream, laundry detergent and deodorant in the Morgan University Center to deliver to the Old Fire House.

The Old Fire House provides many services for the homeless, low income families and elderly in the Clarksville community.

In addition, it serves as a day shelter for men and women to aid them in taking care of their physical needs including hot meals, showers and laundry.

The Old Firehouse offers these and other services free of charge to members of the community as part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Partnership.

The Old Fire House is located on Golf Club Lane according to Ann Madden, the events committee head and NTSS contact person.

Madden said there are donation boxes available in the social work office, the non-traditional student center, the military student center and department of biology office.

They will be accepting donations until Thursday, Nov. 24, when they will be sending all of the products gathered to the shelter.

Students and community members are invited to bring any hygiene products to those locations before Thursday, Nov. 24.

According to their Peay Link Profile, The Non Traditional Student Society is a student organization that supports involvement for Adult and Nontraditional (gaps in education, commuters, married, military or veterans and students with children) students.

To learn more about the Hygiene Drive or the Non Traditional Student Society, call (615) 418-4555.

For more information about The Old Fire House call (931) 896-1800.

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