545 beds for children built during blitz in KYNG Hangar


By John Cheves/Lexington Herald Leader

Photos by Mark Ashley

Volunteers worked Sunday in a hangar at Kentucky National Guard headquarters in Frankfort to finish some of the 545 beds that were made during a 24-hour Build-A-Bed blitz sponsored by Kentucky's AmeriCorps programs. The event served the national kickoff of AmeriCorps Week.

FRANKFORT, Ky.(May 10, 2010)–Nearly 1,000 volunteers came together in Frankfort for a 24-hour blitz that ended Sunday at noon to build beds for needy school-age children.

When the sawdust settled at the AmeriCorps Build-A-Bed project, about 545 beds were ready to be donated across Kentucky, said project spokesman David Bachert. an AmeriCorps remedial reading teacher.

Every bed and mattress will be accompanied by a care package that includes a set of sheets, a handmade quilt, a night light, books, a stuffed toy and toiletries, Bachert said.

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