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Continuity Cares Volunteer Effort to Partner With Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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The 13th Annual Continuity Cares community volunteer initiative is pleased to partner this year with Sleep in Heavenly Peace and the New Orleans Fire Department. Founded in 2012, Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. It has now grown to 137 chapters in 40 states.

Learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace from Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe’s television program, Returning the Favor.

On Saturday April 13, 2019, our volunteers, along with corporate sponsor Fusion Risk Management, will be building bunk beds for deserving families. Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s mission is, “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.”

Our good friend, Chief Tim McConnell of the New Orleans Fire Department, who we came to know well during our post-Katrina clean-up efforts, has graciously offered NOFD Fire Station 2 to be our worksite for this project.

Building Bunks
Sleep in Heavenly Peace “Build Days” are when the construction of the beds take place. We take a pile of wood, and with drills, sanders, saws, and paint brushes, the bunk beds are completed. The simple design is easy to follow and takes no woodworking experience to learn. During these Build Days, experienced volunteers show and teach other volunteers the different stages of the construction process.

Luke Mickelson, the founder of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, learned in 2012 that there were local children in his town who slept on the floor. Surprised to discover how widespread this need was in his close-knit community, Mickelson founded the organization which builds and delivers beds to children in need. Today, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has grown to 118 chapters in 39 states. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a Top 10 finalist in the 2018 CNN Heroes program

Volunteers interested in participating  in this year’s Continuity Cares Sleep in Heavenly Peace community project should contact Robert Nakao at bob@continuityinsights.com or 267-980-6151.

Learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace here.

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