Newsmakers: Luke Mickelson and his mission to make sure no kid sleeps on the floor
In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Luke Mickelson – the founder of Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization based in Twin Falls that is dedicated to building, assembling and delivering bunk beds to children and families in need. It all started a few years ago when Mickelson needed a service project for young men at his church and it has since exploded.
There are now SHP chapters across the country and the organization has been featured on Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe, NBC Nightly News and, last December, Mickelson was named one of CNN’s top 10 heroes of the year.
The mission statement of Sleep in Heavenly Peace is ‘No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.’
During their conversation, Mickelson was joined with his wife, Heidi Mickelson, and Nancie Mathews, who is the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Director of Disaster Relief. They talk about why they do what they do, how many children they have helped and what’s next.
Watch the video above for the entire conversation.