Several community members attended the Lyon County Build a Bed program meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Kuttawa Methodist Church.
Connie Riley leads the program at the moment, however, she and other volunteers plan to elect a board at the next meeting on Monday, Dec. 13 at the church.
She said she is looking for at least five volunteers to step up and join the board, establishing oversight and organization. Currently, she has 10 volunteers who fill different roles. Some are tasked with delivering the beds, while others build them.
Year to date, the group has donated three beds to families in need. Local collaboration and assistance come from Nonnie’s Place, Akridge Farm Supply, Glenn’s Chapel Church, among others. Nonnie’s Place facilitated the construction of three beds earlier in the year. Paul Akridge, Akridge Farm Supply owner, committed to cutting all of the lumber for the beds, saving time and costs.
During the meeting, Glenn’s Chapel Church donated $1,000 to the cause.
“This isn’t just a church project, this is a community project,” Riley said.
Monetary donations are accepted and so are new mattresses, bedding, and building materials.
Laura Fraliex, Lyon County Schools family resource and youth center director, is responsible for gathering the information for the group. She also determines how the beds are distributed.
Families have to reach out to her directly to make a request.