Bankers build bunk beds for kids in need

It was for Mountain West's "Day of Caring."
Posted at 1:32 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 15:32:59-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — For the 10th Annual "Day of Caring," dozens of Mountain West bank employees put their building skills to the test.

Together with nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, the employees worked toward their goal of building 20 bunk beds which will accommodate 40 southwestern Idaho kids, currently sleeping on couches, blankets, or floors.

"It's gonna have a huge impact. I have about 290 kids on my waiting list right now, and so this will help get them 40 of them off of the floor and into new beds today," said Liz Colton, Boise chapter president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

"You know, you put a bunch of bankers together to build bunk beds, and it's a little bit scary. But Liz showed us this morning-- and they were so wonderfully organized," said Dan Price, Community Banking President, Mountain West.

Besides just giving their time, Mountain West also provided the mattresses and bedding. The wood was donated by BMC.