Changing Lives for a Better World: On Saturday, February 29, about 40 Velentium staff, family, and friends gathered in the office parking lot in Katy, TX, to build & deliver bunk beds to children who don’t have a place to sleep.
We were made aware of this need through our partner organization for the event, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, whose straightforward motto says it best: “No one sleeps on the floor in our town.” SHP is a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. They believe, and we agree, that all children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed - or even a pillow - to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health in a drastic way. A bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child requires.
Not every health indication calls for a high-tech solution. Sometimes all that’s required is a donation of basic building materials, a sunny Saturday, and good old-fashioned elbow grease… though of course, having a team of engineers and their families on the job doesn’t hurt!
Despite having 30% fewer volunteers than SHP typically recommends for the number of beds we set out to assemble, the Texas group completed its builds in record time, and even got to deliver and install a dozen of the thirty (30) beds we built that afternoon. Now the challenge has been issued to Velentium Colorado to match our benchmark when they host their own Bed Build Day on Saturday, May 2nd!
We encourage everyone reading this to check out Sleep in Heavenly Peace and consider getting their own organization or family involved. The problem exists in neighborhoods nationwide, but thanks to organizations like SHP, so does the solution.
Through both highly technical and down-to-earth means, Velentium exists to change lives for a better world. Hosting Bed Build Days is simply one more way we get to make our passion a reality.