Said Qahir Hashimi and his wife watched as an army of volunteers turned pieces of pinewood into beds for their three children. His 2-year-old daughter played with a pillow as the volunteers added sheets with unicorns and ‘Little Mermaid’ characters.
The beds for his children were among roughly 230 beds, a mixture of single twin beds and bunk beds, that the Sleep in Heavenly Peace nonprofit is building for Afghan evacuee families resettled in the Houston area.
Luke Mickelson started the nonprofit in Twin Falls, Idaho, after building a few beds for his community. He was particularly moved when delivering a bed to a 6-year-old girl who had been sleeping on a pile of clothes. Her mother was so happy to have that space for her daughter.