Local volunteers build beds for children in need

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Kids in Rochester will have greater access to beds.

About 50 volunteers were working hard on building beds for local children in need.

The non-profit "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" joined up with "Beyond the Sanctuary" to get it done.

Rochester continues to have one of the highest concentrations of childhood poverty in the united states, and many children do not have a comfortable bed to sleep on.

"We have an opportunity to make sure that young people in our community that may not have a bed to sleep on will not go continue to not have a bed to sleep on. It’s important because obviously, you know, I’m a mother and I certainly would not want my child to not have a place to sleep," said Essie Calhoun-McDavid, Vice-Chair, Beyond the Sanctuary.

Since the founding of "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" in December of 2019, nearly 400 beds have been delivered to local children.