CLEVELAND — A good night's sleep is crucial to a child's health and development. And, yet, there are so many children without a bed to lay in at night.
Later this week, that will will change for some underserved children in the Cleveland area, thanks to the Good Knights of Lorain and several local businesses.
"The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is proud to partner with the Good Knights of Lorain County to provide beds to families residing in Outhwaite and Carver Park estates,” said Mr. Jeffery K. Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of CMHA, in a news release. “On behalf of our residents, we are very thankful for the Good Knights and all of the volunteers who gave their time and service to our community. Their efforts to provide up to 100 beds to families who truly needed this assistance is both admirable and appreciated.”
Good Knights of Lorain County, an organization dedicated to providing beds to children in need, is teaming up with the following local businesses to complete the very special mission:
- Lafarge Great Lakes and Aggregates
- Rand Logistics
- Shelly Company
- Independence Excavating
- Canadian Steamship Lines
- Interlake Steamship
- Osborne Concrete and Stone
- Ruoff Mortgage
- Cleveland Cliffs
- Kokosing Materials
- Austin Powder
- Cleveland Rotary
- Lyndhurst Lumber
Together, they will build and deliver 100 beds to children in the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority area.
The project begins this Thursday, January 26, from 1-4 p.m. That's when volunteers will build frames from start to finish, including "drilling, sawing and sanding."
The next day, the beds will be delivered to families in need. In addition to the bed, families will get frames, mattresses and linens.
For more information on Good Knights of Lorain, click here.
Editor's Note: The following video is from a previous, unrelated report.