On the Saturday morning before we headed down to West Virginia for NIU’s Spring Break Trip, the PVs helped build beds for families in need in Northern Kentucky. “Build A Dream” is a project of the Safety Net Alliance of Northern Kentucky created to shine a light on the hundreds of children in the community that are sleeping on floors and to increase awareness of the need for bed donations. The beds were built from pre-cut lumber, and came with new, twin-sized mattresses and bedding. The whole project included building 100 beds and involved over 100 volunteers.
The five PVs were responsible for delivery and assembly to two homes, building 5 beds. We had a wonderful experience. The families were so grateful for the beds and bedding and seeing the excitement of the kids for their new beds was everything. At one of the sites, the teenage boy worked along side us building his bed. He told us he was so excited to take a nap later on his new bed.
Kudos to the Safety Net Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the sponsors for a well run volunteer event and for providing so many beds to kids in need.