Child bedlessness is a national problem, and as a national nonprofit with chapters spread across the country, Sleep In Heavenly Peace has provided the solution. They are a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor.
Recently, Gadsden State Carpentry Students spent time constructing some 30 beds for the organization. On Monday WEIS Radio News visited the Valley Street Campus and had the opportunity to speak to Tom Goodman, President of the Gadsden Chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace.
Tom said their goal is to help children who up until now have had to sleep on the floor, in recliners, on couches, been forced to sleep in overcrowded conditions with four children to a bed, to sleep on blow up mattresses and even blow up pool floats.
Poverty does exist right in our own back yard, and when forced to decide between food and a new bed, the choice is clear – however, every child does deserve a safe, comfortable place to sleep and get a good night’s rest for both their physical and emotional health.
It’s seems so simple, everyone takes it for granted. Who doesn’t have a bed?
There is a long waiting list to show you – and its growing every day.
Want to make that list shrink until it disappears? Contact Sleep in Heavenly Peace at (205) 383-6592 or visit the website WWW.SHPBEDS.ORG