Bunkbed Builds

Volunteers build 50 bunkbeds for children hit hard by Hurricane Michael

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — For two years, many children have been sleeping on floors and thrown-out mattresses, but today they get to take home a brand new hand-built bed.

The exciting new addition comes at the hands of a charity called: Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

John Cousins, Tallahassee chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace said his chapter started two years ago, and today marks their 500th bed.

“We have an excess of 120 volunteers here today,” Cousin said. “As you see these are all custom-made beds.”

Hurricane Michael did more than damage homes, it damaged belongings, and for those without renters insurance, it left them in need of a place to sleep.