The Pink Ladies Help Build 50 Beds for Kids Sleeping on Floors
June 07 2023
Recently, the Pink Ladies (Cy-Fair Women's Club or CWC), two husbands, and one of the CWC's community partners brought breakfast and helped Sleep in Heavenly Peace, North Houston Chapter with their open build. Sleep in Heavenly Peace was Cy-Fair Women's Club 2020 Adopt A Cause Recipient. Due to COVID, the CWC was not able to do their traditional check presentation, which includes a tour and more information related to the organization. As the 2020 Adopt A Cause Recipient , Sleep in Heavenly Peace received $10,000 to build 75 beds. The North Houston Chapter conducts their builds behind The MET Church off of Jones Road.
Volunteers and two spouses from the Cy-Fair Women's Club. (Source: Cy-Fair Women's Club)
Sleep in Heavenly Peace believes that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to their attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, they stepped up and took initiative. It is a national organization answering the call to a national problem. Their mission is: No child sleeps on the floor in our town.
"Build" can be an intimidating word for any volunteer. It was easy for the Pink Ladies. At Sleep in Heavenly Peace, there are team leaders for every station of the build. Volunteers are shown tasks, receive a brief training on the building process, and what tools to use. The Pink Ladies were involved in building 50 headboards, 50 footboards, sawing wood, and using a drill press to make holes to standardize where screws go. Sleep in Heavenly Peace has made their processes more efficient with the use of engineer designed apparatuses.
The Pink Ladies in action helping to make 50 beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. (Source: Cy-Fair Women's Club)
As one of the leaders commented, it can be hard to believe that children sleep on the floor in our community. Cy-Fair is considered middle to upper class and yet, there are children who sleep on the floor. Sleep in Heavenly Peace delivers beds several times a month. Volunteers are not needed just for builds and deliveries; there are tasks behind the scenes in which volunteers are also needed. To learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace, please visit their website at shpbeds.org.
Source: Cy-Fair Women's Club
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