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Benevolent Bed Builders Back In Business

Tom Flanigan
Since Hurricane Michael in October of 2018, volunteers with the Tallahassee Chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace have crafted hundreds of bunk beds for children in the region who have no beds to call their own.

Many children in North Florida still don't have real beds to call their own.

A volunteer group that provides beds for children without them is back in business. Tom Flanigan reports
John Cousins, president of the Tallahassee chapter of the national organization Sleep In Heavenly Peace, said local volunteers built a lot of bunk beds in the wake of 2018's Hurricane Michael.

"We've done over 300 bunks for that."

It's a need that Cousins said, while perhaps diminished, has never completely disappeared.

"I'm still getting requests. Just got one today from a family in Tallahassee that they're (still hurting from) Hurricane Michael."

Nearly three dozen newly built bunk beds will be on their way to Marianna soon with other building sessions planned. Now Cousins said there's one more unmet need.

"I've got almost 100 sets of sheets with no comforters so that is a great way for people to pitch in."

The Sleep in Heavenly Peace Tallahassee web site has more information.