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Volunteers needed for Laundry Days in Huntsville

BeArded WARRIORs holds their Laundry Day event every third Saturday of the month.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — BeArded WARRIORs is holding their monthly Laundry Day Saturday, May 15.

Every third Saturday of the month, the Huntsville-based non-profit picks up locals who are suffering from homelessness and takes them to a nearby laundromat to wash and dry their clothes.

In order to do this, they need volunteers to drive people to and from the laundromat.

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BeArded WARRIORs President Ty Oswald said, "Everything we always do is people driven. We need volunteers to help direct people from the washers and the dryers, or because we collaborate with ShowerUp Huntsville and a couple other organizations, getting people from haircuts to the showers to laundry."

They also take up donations of laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and fresh meals for their laundry days.

"We provide breakfast and lunch, so if there is anybody, individual, organization or business that would want to donate or provide breakfast or lunch for the event, that's always an open opportunity," said Oswald.

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BeArded Warriors also helps in preventing suicide among veterans.

Oswald says, "Especially for the vets, if you give vets or anybody something constructive to do, the problems that lead to suicide or the things that could be prevented from that is just keeping somebody engaged and knowing that they have a back up and that they are not alone."

BeArded WARRIORs holds events every month to connect veterans and their families with each other.

"Whether it's just having a meet and greet with the vets and the family members to know each other in the community or we'll meet up and do a community event," said Oswald.

For more information about BeArded WARRIORs, click here.

To keep up with BeArded WARRIORs, visit their Facebook page.

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