From left, Jackie Riffice, Stephanie Wright and Dave King pull a side rail from a stain solution during the Build-a-Bed event Jan. 16. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
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Volunteers on MLK Day of Service help chip away at ‘bedlessness’ problem

Often the most visible evidence of poverty, homelessness or food insecurity, gets the most attention. On Sunday, Jan. 16, area volunteers got together at Flossmoor Public Works to tackle a less visible problem.Bedlessness.

"Bedlessness is not a real word but it is a real problem," said Dave King, president of the Oak Forest chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and delivering beds to children who have none.

The project struck a chord with Flossmoor Community Relations Commission member Jackie Riffice, who said she heard about SHP from . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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