KWC donates 131 beds and mattresses to local nonprofits

May 8, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated May 7, 2022 | 6:12 pm

Photo from Friends of Sinners

Kentucky Wesleyan College recently donated a total of 131 beds and mattresses to local nonprofit organizations. They provided 80 to Friends of Sinners, 36 to Empowerment Academy and 15 to Boulware Mission.

Summer renovations on the KWC campus include new beds and mattresses in Peeples Hall, a student residence hall, and College leadership wanted to supply the old beds to local nonprofits.

“We sought to give the beds and mattresses to people who need them, and we are pleased that these fine organizations can put them to good use,” said Scott Kramer, vice president of facilities and executive initiatives.

Jordan Wilson, development director at Friends of Sinners, expressed thanks for the donation. Friends of Sinners is a Christ-centered residential substance recovery program.


“KWC helped us significantly as we prepare to move into our new facility, and these are the first furnishings we have received for the building,” he said.

The Boulware Mission similarly thanked KWC for the beds and mattresses. The Boulware Mission helps displaced individuals become self-sufficient through treatment, education and services.

“Our ultimate goal is to utilize the beds on a newly remodeled transition wing within the next year,” said Executive Director Amy Pride.

The Empowerment Academy empowers students to reach their educational potential by providing safe, long-term housing with access to basic necessities and life skills training.

“We were thrilled to receive all the beds and mattresses needed for the homeless teenagers who will be housed in our new building on Ohio Avenue across from English Park,” said Rhonda Davis, chair of the Empowerment Academy board. “We will offer a safe, supervised and nurturing environment for Owensboro youth who need secure housing in order to complete their educations. Thank you so much to Kentucky Wesleyan for reaching out to organizations like ours, where your blessings can be shared with others.”

May 8, 2022 | 12:07 am

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