Sleep in Heavenly Peace says they’ve got plenty of beds available for children in the Delaware County area who need one of their own.
The Delaware County chapter of this charity was started three years ago by Hopkinton resident and F&M Bank Executive Vice President Keith Kramer – and he says their mission is simple.
Volunteers get together to build the beds during build events several times throughout the year. At the last build event in Earlville, over fifty people showed up to help.
Over 250 beds have already been delivered to kids in the Delaware County area over the past two and a half years – but he knows there are more kids out there who need one. Kramer says any child who needs a bed is welcome to have one, whether you’re in the county or in one of the outlying areas.
Applications are welcome online – and they’re completely confidential.
And shortly after, that child has a new bed delivered to their home by Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s small close-knit group of volunteers, who keep the names and addresses of their recipients confidential. And Kramer says they don’t only provide the bed, but the bedding too – and it’s all free and brand new.
Kramer was recognized last week by the Manchester Chamber with the Delaware County Meritorious Service Award for his leadership of two area programs, one of which is Sleep in Heavenly Peace. But he doesn’t do it for the recognition – he says the mission of Sleep in Heavenly Peace has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.
Kramer thanks everyone for their support – especially his wife Sherry, who he says is always there to quietly help him along the way.
If you’d like to find out more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace, feel free to reach out to Keith at (563) 920-6256. And once again, the website to apply for a bed is shpbeds.org.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH