MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's Cos. Inc. employees — 500 of them — got a taste of assembly-line production within a few steps from their regular jobs at the retailer's Mooresville headquarters Friday morning.
Five teams of 100 workers built a total of 100 bunkbeds and matched them with mattresses to be donated to needy children in the Charlotte region. Lowe's teamed up with Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit based in Twin Falls, Idaho, for the event.
The idea is to give children who are sleeping nightly on the floor a warm and comfortable place to rest their heads, says Luke Mickelson, founder and executive director of SHP.
"Child bedlessness may not be a real word but it is a real problem," Mickelson says. The organization estimates that as many as 3% of U.S. children don't have beds.
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