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Durant nonprofits host first stronger together event

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DURANT, Okla. -- Nonprofits in Durant teamed up to give showers and laundry services to the homeless. 

Nonprofits in Durant partnered together to fill a void in their community. 

"One of the immediate needs we had here was for people to be able to do laundry and also be able to shower," said Durant's library director, Robbee Tonubee. 

On Saturday, the Donald W. Reynolds library hosted their first stronger together shower and laundry event for the city. 

"A lot of these people aren't necessarily homeless," said Tonubee. "They're struggling to make ends meet." 

With the help of Oklahoma Disaster Relief and Light of hope Tonubee was able to provide hot meals, fresh sets of clothing and a place to do laundry and shower. 

Light of Hope founder Sandra Noltkamper says this is just another way she gives back to the community. 

"My heart's big and I just wanted to help them," said Noltkamper. "This is a way I can get to know the community and they can get to know me." 

Much of the support for the event came from the nonprofits, but it also attracted volunteers like Shelby Foster. 

"God gave me the talent to cut hair," said Foster. "I just feel like its his talent that he gave me and I need to give it back to his children." 

Tonubee says she'll continue to host the stronger together events every second and fourth Saturday of the month as long as there's a need for it in the community. 

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