Family in Need of Beds Receives Help From Brownwood Students

By Courtney Burris | cburris@krbc.tvg

Published 04/23 2014 06:35PM

Updated 04/23 2014 09:58PM

A class of students at Brownwood High School has been staining, building, and assembling for a good cause. A local family is in the process of adopting two more children and are now short on sleeping space. Building Trades teacher, Cody Smith, thought that having the class build bunk beds for the children in need would be a great way to teach the importance of community.

"Part of what we like to teach the kids is to be productive members of the society that understand the value of community and helping out in the community, so we are always happy to do stuff like this" Smith explains.

Melissa Espinoza of Caring Family Network has been working closely with the family through the adoption process and says that they are very thankful for the helping hands.

"I know probably at least two of them at least have shared (beds) for a long time now, so to have something that is their own and built just for them, how special is that?"

Senior Building Trades student, Jaime Hernandez says he is excited to be a part of a project that will make a difference. "It makes me really happy that they can have their own bed, sleep without having to be close together and be nice and comfortable at their home" explains Hernandez.

Since part of the foster licensing requirements say that each child is to have their own bed and their own space, these students are making more than just bunk beds, they are building a foundation for a new family.

To find out more about Caring Family Network, click here.

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