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Non-profit tries to break Guinness World Record by building most beds in one day

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 22:53:38-04

A local group is trying to break a Guinness World Record by doing good for the community, and you can help.

Christina Andersen's five kids are grateful to have a warm bed to sleep in at night after spending many nights on air mattresses.

"I was like the happiest person ever," said 9-year-old Madalynn Andersen.

When a family member told Andersen about Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit dedicated to providing beds for kids, she had hope.

"I wanted to cry happy tears because beds are expensive and it was just I couldn't afford," said Andersen.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a national organization. The Racine/Kenosha group built and set up five beds for the Andersen kids ranging in ages from 6-15.

"They put them all together," said Andersen. "They made the beds for us and stuff so it was really nice."

They even brought sheets and pillows.

"Princess castles and ferries and flowers," said Alivia Andersen.

The non-profit has been around since 2012. There are three chapters in Wisconsin. The only local chapter is the Racine/Kenosha area.

Mike Prudhom said they've already delivered 160 beds to the community.

"We're trying to get all 150 chapters to build beds on the same day," said Prudhom.

Volunteers across the country will try and build 2,500 bunks or 5,000 beds on one day.

"It's going to enhance their self esteem," said Prudhom. "It's going to give them a place of comfort and retreat, a place they can call their own and they'll get a better night sleep they'll be better students.".

Prudhom hopes the build day will help get beds for the 200 kids on their waiting list.

"They're between three and 17 and they don't have a bed. That's our only criteria," said Prudhom.

It costs about $150 in materials to build one bed. It's a priceless result for so many families.

"It's really nice that my kids are able to go to sleep and be comfortable at night," said Andersen.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace will try and break two world records June 15. They will attempt to build the most beds in one day and have the most volunteers working on a single project in one day.

There are many ways to get involved. To volunteer, donate or get information about starting a local chapter find them on Facebook. You can call the group by calling (844) 432-2337 X5521 or e-mailing

To find out how to get a bed, click here.