101°F
weather icon Clear

Pahrump Moose Lodge donation funding beds for kids

Updated February 6, 2020 - 3:18 pm

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a nationwide organization with a straightforward and heartwarming mission: to build, assemble and deliver bunk beds to children and families in need in order to help ensure that no child has to sleep on the floor.

That mission has also been taken up in Pahrump, where resident Gary Bennett founded the Nye County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. For more than a year now, Bennett has been drawing others into the nonprofit, working to build as many bunk beds as possible for local children and many other organizations in the area have jumped in to add their support.

One such organization is the Pahrump Moose Lodge #808, which recently donated $1,500 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, enough funding, Bennett reported, to provide beds for more than two dozen children.

“I would like to take a minute and thank the Moose Lodge #808 here in Pahrump for generously supporting the Sleep in Heavenly Peace nonprofit with a check for $1,500 which will help get 28 kids off of the floor,” Bennett said of the deeply appreciated contribution.

He then shifted the spotlight from Sleep in Heavenly Peace to take a moment to express his great respect for the Moose Lodge and all that it does to support other nonprofits throughout the valley, as well as to encourage local community members to consider getting involved by joining the Moose themselves.

“Many people already know that the Moose organization helps the community of all ages and in many ways,” Bennett said. “I am a member at this lodge and I am very proud to be involved with this organization. I would also like to mention that if you think you would like to give back a little to our town of Pahrump, I invite you to come by and see this lodge and meet some of the nicest people in our town. Also, we have gone smoke-free in the social quarters. I know this will please a lot of people. There is a designated area for those who want to partake. We have dinners, pool shooting, karaoke and many social events. If you call or come by ask for Dennis!”

For more information on Sleep in Heavenly Peace visit www.shpbeds.org. For more information on the Moose Lodge visit www.pahrumpmoose.weebly.com or call 775-727-6577.

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Pahrump fireworks show will delay Highway 160 project

Just a week before a major improvement project for Pahrump’s main highway begins, Nevada Department of Transportation officials say the project will be postponed until July 11.

Map shows 246 homes planned for Pahrump’s Beckham Heights

The residential subdivision will provide four unique floor plans. The homes range in size from 2,078 square feet to 3,030 square feet, three of the models are two-story and one is a single-story, according to project plans.

Ellie Wilshusen takes the crown at Ms. Senior Golden Years Pageant

Feathered headdresses, ropes of pearls and the flash of a sequins were on full display during the 2022 Ms. Senior Golden Years USA Pageant, where the contestants embraced their inner flapper for this year’s theme, “The Roaring ‘20s.”

Motorsports facility hosting Thursday job fair

Spring Mountain Motor Resort Country Club will be holding a job fair on Thursday, June 23, from 9-10:30 a.m.

How you can join Pahrump’s 4th of July Parade

Pahrump is well-known as a patriotic town and there is no better time for area businesses and organizations to show their patriotic spirit than during the Fourth of July Parade.