Local group making sure every kid has a bed to sleep in


It’s not a dream, many children in the Central Valley don’t have a bed to sleep in. The organization, Sleep In Heavenly Peace, is trying to change that one family at a time. On Saturday, the SHP chapter in Fresno worked hard to build and deliver 30 bunk beds.

Inside Christine Wilson’s home, first the drills came out, then the beds were brought in. Wilson’s daughters Amber and Violet have been in need of a new set of beds for some time, as they had been sharing a mattress on the floor.

The bunk beds are a gift from SHP, a non-profit that delivers and builds bunk beds to families. Wilson said she only applied for the beds on Thursday.

“We take it for granted, going to bed every night. A good night’s sleep and getting a place to have a security of your own makes a world a difference,” Perez said.

With their new beds, the Wilsons feel they got their second chance.

“I know it’s just a bed, but this is a second chance at mental health for [Amber]. She definitely needed it for sure,” Christine Wilson said.

SHP operates solely on volunteers and donations. If you’re interested in helping, or you need a bed yourself, click here.

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