For Shannon Heacock, it was her second year volunteering for Build-a-Bed. Heacock was one of about 20 volunteers from a local church, Highland Hills Community Church, who helped on Saturday. Heacock said she loves knowing that what’s she doing is helping a child who doesn’t have a bed. She said she knows how important is it that children all able to get a good night’s rest.
“I like helping deliver the beds and seeing the look of the kids’ faces. It’s priceless,” she said. “It’s just like Christmas morning.”
Tamara Smith, a 2011 Barren County High School graduate, and several others added some creative flair to the bed slats decorating them with artwork or inspirational words. Smith chose to use a quote from one of her favorite movies “The Help,” “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”
It was Caverna Independent Schools first year to collaborate with Glasgow Independent Schools and the Barren County School District to take part in Build-a-Bed, and Donte Paul, a math interventionist at Caverna Elementary, loved it.
Paul said events like this allow him to touch the lives of students outside of the classroom setting. He said he especially enjoyed all the handmade intricate details, such as the designed bed slats, that really allowed volunteers put a lot of love into making the beds.
“Having a bed is something they’ll never forget for the rest of their lives,” he said. “It teaches us not to take things for granted.”