Mobile park families facing eviction get help with Christmas

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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 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…