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MSUCorps accepting donations and applications for Build-A-Bed program

The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their tenth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 2, 2020, to Feb. 14, 2020.   

Applications can be found at Applications can be submitted online or in paper form.  

The goal is to give beds to children in preschool through 12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 1,500 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 200 beds.  

Each child receives a brand-new bed and mattress along with a bedtime bag containing sheets, a pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, book, alarm clock or nightlight and a hygiene kit.   

The beds will be built on Saturday, Apr. 4, at the Peddler’s Mall in Morehead. Families selected to receive a bed are expected to pick it up on the day of the build.  

The project is currently accepting applications from Bath, Bourbon, Bracken, Breathitt, Clark, Fleming, Floyd, Harrison, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan and Wolfe counties.   

For donations, checks may be made to Build-A-Bed and sent to MSUCorps, Morehead State University, 201 Education Services Building, Morehead, Kentucky, 40351. Each bed costs approximately $200.  

Details about how to help Build-A-Bed and application materials can be found at  

Additional information is available by contacting Joe T. Rowe, program director, at 606-783-2719 or