Bunks Across America

Volunteers with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Kentucky, KenLake Region chapter were joining up with Lowe’s in the business’ parking lot Saturday morning to build beds as a part of the Bunks Across America project. Volunteers and Lowe's employees were one of many groups building the beds across the nation, with the local goal of 20 beds going to serve 40 kids in Graves, Marshall or Calloway counties.

MURRAY — Volunteers with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Kentucky, KenLake Region chapter were joining up with Lowe’s in the business’s parking lot Saturday morning to tackle a charitable endeavor.

Those community members were taking part in a national goal to construct 3,000 bunk beds across 110 cities for kids in need as a part of Bunks Across America. The bunks being built in Murray on Saturday will soon be making their way to children in need in the area.

Julie Morris, chapter president for the Kentucky Lake Chapter, said their chapter serves Calloway, Graves and Marshall counties. The Murray Lowe’s supplied all the materials for the Saturday build.

“We are building bunk beds for children who are sleeping in the floor or in other undesirable situations,” Morris said. “Today we are going to build 20 bunks that will be able to help get 40 kids off the floor. We have around 50 volunteers here today.”

Morris said kids were near and dear to the volunteers who were present Saturday to help with the build. People worked in various stations along with Lowe’s employees to prepare materials and ultimately construct the beds.

“We started this chapter eight months ago and the other night we delivered our 102nd bed,” Morris said. “It is because of the communities in the counties we serve. We have a core team of 17 individuals who are always training other people to help.” 

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