Local organizations team up to provide bunk beds, mattresses for kids in need


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    It was kids helping other kids in their community: Michiana Pay It Forward teamed up with "Sleep In Heavenly Peace" to build bunk beds.

    They’ll go to children in the Elkhart community who do not have one.

    10 kids came out to help.

    They were between the ages of 13 and 18, building a bunk bed for kids they have never met. The teens also donated money to get mattresses, too.

    From start to finish, the kids sanded down the wood, drilled holes, and stained the wood.

    Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter President Tim Harmon says it's an amazing sight to see kids helping others who are less fortunate.

    His goal is to make sure no kid in his community has to sleep on the floor.

    It will mark the seventeenth they've built.

    Families had to apply to get one of these bunk beds.

    Since August, Harmon says they have received requests for 270 beds, a number that has himself shocked on just how much kids in his community that don't have one.

    "It tore my heart apart to think there are kids sleeping on the floor, so for me this is huge just to go help some kids," said Harmon.

    The kids say they feel proud to be able to do something for others.

    Harmon hopes within the week the new family will have their bed.

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