Disaster Relief Fund
Background on SHP
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with the community to build bunk beds for kids from raw materials complete with mattresses, pillows and bedding. In 2019, SHP’s bunk bed program gave a permanent home to over 30,000 of our beds for children sleeping on the floor. The Disaster Relief Fund provides a new way to help those in need who’ve been impacted by a recent disaster.
How these funds are used
All donated funds received through our Disaster Relief Program are used to benefit children who have lost their beds and even their homes in tragedies across the globe. Funds go to local SHP chapters or agency partners for the construction and distribution of bunk beds to disaster victims.
Some current natural disasters we support
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is where it is today because of the passionate volunteers who believe in the mission of getting kids off the floor and into beds. In exchange for just a few hours of your time, you can make a direct, permanent impact in the quality of life for dozens of kids in your community.
Build Days are meant for communities to come together to serve. Because of this we encourage kids, adults, families, co-workers, neighborhoods, community groups, churches, organizations, businesses, schools, etc. to sponsor or participate in a build day. We do ask that participants are over 12 years old and that minors are accompanied by a legal guardian. Contact your area’s Volunteer Coordinator or Chapter President for more information.
Don’t be intimidated by the noise, the sawdust, or the fact you’ve never touched a power tool before. We’re simply looking for willing hearts to help turn lumber into bunks. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Nashville Area Tornados
The Nashville Area Tornados caused devastating and widespread damage.
March 3, 2020
- 24 civilian fatalities
- 234 injured civilians
- 92,000 without power
- 4 counties impacted
- EF-3 tornado
California Camp Fires
The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date.
November 8, 2018 – November 25, 2018
- 85 civilian fatalities
- 12 injured civilians
- 5 injured firefighters
- 153,336 acres burned
- 18,804 structures destroyed
- Estimated damage is $7.5-10 billion
The third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the US in terms of pressure.
Mexico Beach and Panama City suffered the worst, with catastrophic damage reported due to extreme winds and storm surge. Numerous homes were flattened and trees felled over a wide swath of the panhandle.
- 72 fatalities
- $25.1 billion in Damage
The wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas
Made landfall on September 14 with 140mph sustained winds
- 55 fatalities
- Estimated damage is $17.9 billion
Wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States which dumped 40 inches of rain on Houston and Southern Texas in 4 days
Made landfall on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane
- Displaced over 30,000 people
- 68 fatalities
- Estimated damage is $125 billion