Green Acres to host annual Bed Build for foster children Thanksgiving week
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A local nonprofit is planning their 9th annual Bed Build event at Green Acres Baptist Church during Thanksgiving week.
According to Pure Religion President Tony Black, the Grace EmBEDded Project is a ministry that benefits children facing placement in foster care in the area.
“One of the biggest things that (Child Protective Services) faces is trying to place a kid in a situation while they are doing an investigation that’s safe for them. And so a lot of times they’ll reach out to aunt and uncle, grandma, grandpa, somebody like that that can hold on to that kid while they’re doing the investigation. And so often times, those folks can’t help because they don’t have a bed.” said Black.
And that’s where the project comes into play. This year the nonprofit is in need of volunteers of all ages to help. Black said the event usually receives help from 400-500 volunteers, and they hope to get the same amount of help this year.
Those volunteers will be divided into different stations for building the headboards, assembling the slats, and loading the finished product onto the trailer.
The Bed Build will take place in the Green Acres Baptist Church parking garage on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving. Black said this date is chosen in particular to give people an opportunity to appreciate what they are thankful for.
“We really truly use this as a ministry to try to show people that as believers in Jesus, we’re here to do what he commanded us to do and that’s to love our neighbor as ourself,” Black said.
If you would like to volunteer your time for children in need, visit this link to register for a time slot.
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