Beds of Hope is a nonprofit that provides beds to children in the case of Child Protective Services in Gregg, Rusk, Harrison and Upshur counties. The children cannot be placed until they have a bed.
Beds of Hope was one of the recipients of funds raised by the Longview-Greggton club during our October concert fundraiser featuring Amy Grant. The money allowed the group to buy materials to build 40 beds.
During the Build Day, club members helped put together bed frames, prepare the wood pieces for the frames and help get them ready for transport. They also got a chance to work alongside some of the members of the Longview Midtown Rotary Club, who were also there for a service project.
Pictured is PDG John Jetter busy at work.  This was a good project for Rotarians because it provided an opportunity to put some sweat equity into a group they helped financially. It wasn’t one where we needed the entire club’s participation, but those who helped were enthusiastic about the project.