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Dozens of young people help assemble beds for the homeless

6:34 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Where you lay your head down at night can mean a lot. Thanks to generous donations and dozens of young volunteers, Trinity Rescue Mission now has 65 new beds and mattresses for its residents.

"They've helped tear the bunk beds out, bring new bunk beds in and they are putting them together as we speak," said Jim Kilpatrick, Executive Director of Trinity Rescue Mission.

The new beds are all part of a plan to fight bed bugs, a problem which often plagues homeless shelters. So with some good old-fashioned helping hands, these young people from four different churches are making lives better for those who need help the most.

"I love helping people and it is just fun to see how happy they are when they see us helping them," said volunteer Erica Singletary.

It isn't easy, but bolt-by-bolt and frame-by-frame, the beds come together. Sarina Maksimyuk and Annette Nalley, both of Palm Coast, say they think all kids should take the time to volunteer.

"Because we show other people how to do it and they have fun helping others and then the people, they help and will share what they did and it will go on as a story," explain Sarina and Annette together.

Due to their hard work and the generous donors, 65 people will have a brand new bed to lay down in tonight.

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