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Gadsden County organization calling on community to help kids in need

Building and distributing beds for kids in need
Posted at 4:59 AM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 11:55:14-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A local group is calling on the community to help build and deliver beds to kids in need.

Two weeks ago, Larry Simmons packed up his car and delivered a bunk bed to children who didn't have one.

This is a problem he's now addressing by turning to the Big Bend community.

"That child that is without a bed, why is that child without a bed?" Simmons said.

A question Simmons said is shedding light on a much bigger issue.

His organization Men of Gadsden County is working with Sleeping in Heavenly Peace to provide bunk beds for kids who do not have them.

"(Children) They need to come up in life and sometimes all they need is a bed, so that child can begin to heal," Simmons said. "As soon as they get a bed the healing begins."

Right now, a stack of beds fills the warehouse at Sleeping in Heavenly Peace in Tallahassee, with no one to help give them out.

That's where the community comes in. In order to get those beds to Gadsden county families, Simmons said he needs volunteers to help with the distribution.

"I think it is time for us to stand up and be an example to our community," Simmons said.

Simmons is planning to have a county-wide distribution day soon. Details can be found on his Facebook page.