Frankfort organization giving beds to children in need

According to the organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace, 2 to 3 percent of American children don't have a bed, but a Frankfort man is working to lower that statistic using his woodworking skills.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 11:34 AM
Updated: Nov 27, 2019 11:35 AM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — There's a national bed crisis in the United States, and it's affecting some of the most precious Americans.

"They were three years of age and never had a bed to sleep in," said Mike Foust.

However, Foust is trying his best to do something about it.

"No child sleeps on the floor in our town," he added.

It all started after Foust did a project for a local charity. Someone from South Dakota contacted him after seeing his work.

"He's like, 'Hey! I've got something you should do!'" he explained.

Now he's teaming up with the organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

"We build beds for children who do not have beds to sleep in," Foust said.

Foust serves as the Frankfort Chapter's President. He and other volunteers build and deliver to children that sometimes have never slept in an actual bed.

"It's very rewarding, but it's kind of sad too." he explained.

Foust said seeing the reactions has taught him not to take the little things for granted.

"Sometimes the next day we get up and we complain about our bed," said Foust. "These kids, they don't even have a bed to lay down and complain about."

Right now, Foust says volunteers and donations are needed to help get beds to the 150 children on the wait list.

To learn how to help or register to receive a bed, click here.

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