Michigan Group Builds Bunk Beds for Kids In Need – The Good News
And, because of the floods over the summer, there are more kids in need than ever before.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization that makes beds for kids who need them. It was founded in 2012 by a couple from Idaho; now, there are over 200 chapters nationwide and over 35,000 beds have been made to date.
Their mission statement says:
We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, we stepped up and took initiative.
The Midland branch has partnered up with Lowes to make bunk beds for kids in mid-Michigan who were affected by the catastrophic floods back in May when two local dams broke.
So far, they've made 30 bunk beds for area kids.
Brian Rueger, the president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, told WNEM that "the need is worse right now, especially after the flood. We plan eventually to hit all three Bay, Midland, Saginaw County because that’s where the need is right now especially after the flood.”
Now that they have started making bunk beds, their next goal is to partner up with a company or another organization to get mattresses. The beds will then be put together at the recipients' homes by volunteers, including sheets and blankets.
They're hoping to have all of the beds finished and delivered before the winter hits.
If you'd like to help out and get involved, you can click HERE.