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More companies donating feminine hygiene products to support local organization

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Life for Dana Marlowe has been busy to say the least. The Silver Spring business owner and head of a growing international organization has been trying to keep up with the added attention of her work.

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"It gets me right here," said Marlowe as she was point to her heart.

Support the girls, headed by Marlowe, supplies community organizations and people with bras and various feminine hygiene products. She says in crisis bras and tampons are often the items that get overlooked but generally the most essential.

After hearing about her work, LOLA, a tampon manufacturer, decided to help by donating 60,000 tampons to support the girls. Marlowe delivered some of those tampons to Martha's Table in Northwest Thursday morning.

"Menstrual topics shouldn't be taboo because it affects 50 percent of the population at some point and they get it," she said.

Martha's Table welcomed the donation with open arms. The store offers clothing for little or no money and when times get hard the store has been a reliable source in the community.

''We have women that are on the streets out here," said Erica Janifer who manages the store. "We have some women who may have fallen on hard times. So yes, this is going to really help a lot of women in the community".

Marlowe says she's thankful more companies are joining the cause. For her, its a sign that people see the need and value to supporting women's health.

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