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Man received call to create mobile showers for homeless


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He couldn't use his regular fire hydrant across from the homeless encampment — tornado winds ripped up a giant tree and smashed it against the hydrant, knocking it out of service.

So, Paul Schmitz parked his three-shower trailer a block away from the Jefferson Street bridge that about 50 people call home.

Wearing black nitrile gloves and a mask covering his mouth and nose, Schmitz gleefully set up a new hand-washing station.

"My approach today is a hands-first philosophy," Schmitz said as five people drifted over from under the bridge. "Clean your hands and we'll...

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