The following is from an E-mail sent by Joe Genovese, AZ-Phoenix Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace:
First - thank you, Jon Roeder and Jason Prenevost of AZ Pro, for hosting the event.  Your support of SHP when no one knew who we were and what we stood for has meant the world to us.  We proudly carried SHP banners made by you in the Fiesta Bowl parade last month and our beautiful trailer - wrapped by AZ Pro at NO COST - followed our float.  Thank you!
A month ago, John called me and we reviewed our volunteer sign-ups.  Bottom line - we needed help!  So, we put the word out there and here's who showed up:
  • All four of our Delivery Hubs - Phoenix, Mesa, Avondale-Buckeye and Glendale-Peoria
  • Seven Churches - Palm Valley of Avondale, Summit of Buckeye, Pure Heart of Glendale, St. Luke Lutheran of Mesa, St. Patrick's Catholic of Scottsdale, Elevation Church of AZ and Scottsdale Bible of Scottsdale
  • Two student groups - Grand Canyon University and United Aviator Academy
  • Three Rotary Clubs - Mesa West, Verrado and White Tanks
  • Sponsorship funds from two wonderful and generous entities - West Valley Mavericks and the Kelleher Family Fund.
With approximately 125 volunteers, we built 82 beds from scratch, repaired and stained almost 25 beds from GCU's inventory and increased our inventory of side rails.  And we were leaving th parking lot by 12:30 PM.  Just amazing!
Special thanks to the St. Luke team that put in a few extra hours after unloading at our warehouse near Sky Harbor.  The headed to Mesa to unload more beds for their January delivery blitz.  I'm sure they slept well that night!
We sart a new year in the hopes of helping more kids than ever gaining more supporters, followers and volunteers, and finding a permanent build space.
With you, anything is possible!