It has been a year since our last Meet the Need raised $1,000 to purchase four computers for our staff at The Raining Season. Today, we are humbly coming to you with another need. The mattresses at The Covering need to be replaced. Some are in dire need of being replaced immediately, while it is only a matter of time before they all need to be replaced. The climate is very hard on the mattresses without the ability to control the heat or humidity. Our beds at The Covering are not standard size, so we will need to have the mattresses custom-made. Our Meet the Need goal is to raise $7,000 to purchase eighty-eight mattresses.
We are grateful that each child has a bed to sleep in every night. That was not the case for many of the children before coming to The Raining Season. When we first moved to The Covering, our beds were a labor of love built by hand with wood by Pastor Daniel with the help of others. Then, in 2018, we were blessed to receive new steel beds, cribs, and mattresses. In late 2017, the beds were fabricated by Kerf & Berled in North Carolina. Soon after, in January 2018, a forty-foot shipping container with all one hundred steel beds, twelve cribs, and one hundred two mattresses was loaded in the U.S. and shipped to Sierra Leone. Two months later, the shipping container arrived, and each child at The Covering had a brand new bed and mattress. In June 2018, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the new beds and all the work done behind the scenes by so many to make it happen.
After five years, it is time for new mattresses. We know that when we work together for our kids, we can accomplish BIG things. Can you donate $80 to cover the cost of one mattress? Whether it’s $5, $10, $20, or $100, your donation makes a difference. Thank you for once again linking arms with us and helping us “Meet the Need!” It takes a village, and God continues to bless us through you.
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