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Dawsonville man brings bed building charity to area
Sleep in Heavenly Peace now serving Dawson, Dahlonega
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Skip Sevier, chapter president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Dawsonville, helps to install the slats on the first bunk bed made during the chapter’s first bed build Sept. 8. - photo by Jessica Taylor
“It’s Mike Rowe’s fault,” said Skip Sevier as he wiped a tear from his eye. When Sevier and his wife, Veronica, sat down one February day to watch Mike Rowe’s Facebook series, “Returning the Favor,” their hearts were broken as they watched volunteers building beds for children who were sleeping on the floor. Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, began a web series highlighting people who give back to their communities in August 2017. It wasn’t until an episode featuring Sleep in Heavenly Peace debuted Feb. 13 caught the Sevier’s attention and changed their lives. Sleep in Heavenly Peace began in December 2017 in a garage in Twin Falls, Idaho as a way to provide one family with a bed for children in need, and grew into a network of volunteers who sought to provide free beds for children who don’t have beds of their own.