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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) After a long day, many people are more than happy to jump into their warm beds.

But others around southern Idaho are feeling the discomfort of a couch, or maybe even the floor.

Last year marked the first year in action for the "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" event.

"Last year for a youth project we built a bunk bed for a family, and when we delivered it we had some extra wood left and so as my own family Christmas project I thought I could build another bunk with some of this wood. So we built a bunk and wanted to find a family to donate it to," explains Luke MIckelson, Creator of Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

They started out with 15 friends and family building beds in their garage.

This year they received an overwhelming response from their Facebook page.

Now, they have about 100 volunteers ready to make beds in a donated facility space.

Last year they made 11 beds, this year there well on their way to 15.

Although beds are the main concern of the event, families are also in need of food and toys for the holiday season.

"Sleep in heavenly peace" receive donations of comforters, sheets, pillows and even food.

"We were able to last year with every bed delivered we also delivered a box of food, some toys and not really too much clothes but bedding was a big one," adds Heidi Mickelson.

The beds get donated to kids all over Idaho.

Luke is hoping that he can expand this cause up to Boise and around the Gem State.


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