The Flossmoor Public Works garage is buzzing with activity on Saturday, Jan. 11, for a Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed build, among the village’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service activities. (Bill Jones/H-F Chronicle)
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Volunteers in Flossmoor help Sleep in Heavenly Peace build 38 beds for children in need

The Flossmoor Public Works garage was buzzing — literally and figuratively — last weekend as a hive of volunteers worked together to push well beyond the expected output of the village’s second annual bed build. 

With sanders humming, saws spinning and drills punching holes into wood, volunteers worked on various pieces of what would become 38 beds under the direction of Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s Oak Forest Chapter. With the village hitting capacity for volunteers at more than 70, Chapter President Dave King announced that the group would exceed the originally intended 20 twin beds.

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