All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Yet, there are families in northwest Houston whose children have no bed to sleep in because they are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. These children have been sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and their health.
That’s where NAM, Formation: the young professionals group from the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, and Molen & Associates stepped in. Through the Houston Northwest chapter of the nonprofit, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, they formed a partnership to provide beds for those children in need.
Over 50 volunteers, which included the partnering groups, PurePoint Financial, and dedicated NAM volunteers joined together for a bunk bed Build Day on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The Build Day took place at The MET Church. In total, 10 bunk beds were built.
NAM became involved in the Build Day initiative through the Houston Northwest Chamber’s young professionals group, Formation. Samantha Gonzalez, Director of Development at NAM, serves as the Chair of the group.
“The bed recipients are kids that were affected by Hurricane Harvey who are still going through the devastation of it — children in the northwest community who we’ve identified from NAM’s Disaster Relief Program,” Gonzalez said.
Accounting for lumber, mattresses, sheets, and materials required for the beds, each bunk costs $350, Molen & Associates and NAM worked together to secure the funds needed for this special project.
The concept behind Build Days is to ensure that no children are without beds in a community. For more information, visit www.shpbeds.org/bunks-across-america.