Project Linus, Clarksville/ Montgomery County chapter
Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that provides love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort through the gift of new handmade blankets and quilts to children, from newborns through age 18, who are ill or who have experienced a traumatic event such as a car accident, house fire, or disruption of normal family life. Blankets for distribution are created by volunteers, then delivered quarterly to all EMS stations in Clarksville, Fort Campbell, Oak Grove, and Hopkinsville. Other locations include Tenova Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Tenova ER, Blanchfield Hospital, Life Flight helicopter transport to Vanderbilt University Hospital, YIAPAK, Safe House domestic abuse center, Hope Pregnancy Center, Room in the Inn/homeless shelters, various social agencies such as Children’s Services, and disaster relief for victims of tornadoes, floods, or school shootings. Since its inception in 1995, Project Linus has formed chapters all over the United States and has donated over 9,000 blankets to children in need.