EUGENE, Ore. -- Children in our area will now have a place to sleep thanks to the help from th Eugene chapter of, Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) and employees from Northwest Community Credit Union.
About 40 volunteers worked all day Saturday to build 50 hand-crafted beds for children in need.
"Kids need sleep and they need a place to call their own," said Connie Jonas, the Eugene Chapter President for SHP. "Sleeping on the floor whether it be on their clothes from school...they get home...they take their clothes off. That's their bed, and that's not right."
Since SHP’s start in 2011, over 4144 bunk beds have been built for children across the nation. That means over 8,000 children are now sleeping in their very own bed.
SHP's Eugene chapter started in July of last year, and organizers said over 90 beds were delivered in 7 months.
Organizers said Northwest Community Credit Union provided the power tools and volunteers.
If you would like to help out, organizers said you donate twin size bedding or money to fund mattresses, pillows and bedding.
To learn more about SHP, click here.
To learn more about the Eugene chapter, visit their Facebook page.
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