545 beds for children built during blitz in KYNG Hangar

May 10, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
ACH By John Cheves/Lexington Herald Leader Photos by Mark Ashley
[caption id="attachment_1516" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="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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