CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Providing Christmas gifts for families in the Campbell Heights mobile home park facing eviction in the coming months was the mission on Saturday, Dec. 19, for one local ministry.
As Clarksville Now reported in mid-November, eviction notices were posted Oct. 20 on trailer doors, alerting residents of the 98 mobile homes comprising the park on Darrow Road near Fort Campbell Boulevard that they had until Jan. 20 to find somewhere else to live.
YAIPaks outreach truck.
Volunteers ready to pass off a bicycle to its new owner.
Sebastian, a Campbell Heights resident, with the gifts he received for his family.
Volunteers carrying gift boxes.
Santa and a Campbell Heights child.
Ron and Misty Fahy of Fort Care with a resident.
The contents of the Fort Care food boxes families received.
Volunteers with Donna Bundy.
YAIPaks organizers and volunteers with Santa.
Santa hearing the wishes of a Campbell Heights teen.
YAIPaks volunteer with gifts.
A Campbell Heights mother receiving gifts for her children.
Mobile Santa and his helpers on their trailer.
Volunteers carrying gifts.
One resident who also began volunteering to help his neighbors.
One kid who lived in the park brought backpacks to donate back to YAIPaks.
Volunteers readying a new bike for a Campbell Heights child.
Ron Fahy and a 2nd Battalion volunteer withFort Care food boxes.
YAIPaks and Fort Care collaborate
YAIPaks Outreach, the ministry helping the Campbell Heights families, was started by Sherry Nicholson. She found herself homeless once, and once back on her feet she realized she needed to do something to help others in that situation. What started with handing out purses to people experiencing homelessness has turned into a full-fledged ministry, complete with a warehouse in downtown Clarksville.
Debbie Fields, the YAIPaks representative for this event, and volunteer Codie Maile collaborated on the event after hearing about what was happening to the families facing eviction. The pair along with Nichols…