Disaster Relief Program

Who We Are

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with the community to build bunk beds for kids from raw materials complete with mattresses, pillows and bedding. In 2019, SHP’s bunk bed program gave a permanent home to over 30,000 of our beds for children sleeping on the floor. The Disaster Relief Program provides another way to help those in need who’ve been impacted by a recent disaster. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is where it is today because of the passionate volunteers who believe in the mission of getting kids off the floor and into beds. In exchange for just a few hours of your time, you can make a direct, permanent impact in the quality of life for dozens of kids in your community.

How these funds are used

All donated funds received through our Disaster Relief Program are used to benefit children who have lost their beds and even their homes in tragedies across the globe. Funds go to local SHP chapters or agency partners for the construction and distribution of bunk beds to disaster victims.

Current natural disasters we support

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is currently helping these communities impacted by disasters or humanitarian needs. 

Build Days are meant for communities to come together to serve. Because of this we encourage kids, adults, families, co-workers, neighborhoods, community groups, churches, organizations, businesses, schools, etc. to sponsor or participate in a build day. Contact your area’s Volunteer Coordinator or Chapter President for more information.

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was a large and extremely destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that was the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since the 1935.

September 23, 2022


  • destroyed more than 5,000 homes
  • damaged nearly 30,000 homes
  • Estimated damage is $113.1 billion

Marshall Fire

The Marshall Fire in Boulder County caused massive loss of homes and buildings.

December 30, 2021


  • Over 6,000 acres burned
  • 1,778 homes and buildings destroyed
  • Estimated damage is $825 million

Mayfield Tornadoes

The Mayfield Area Tornadoes caused devastating and widespread damage.

December 10, 2021


  • 58 fatalities
  • 234 injured civilians
  • 165.7 mile tracked tornado path
  • Western Kentucky areas
  • EF-2-EF4 tornado

Houston Afghan Refugees

Afghan families fleeing from danger

December 2021


  • 2,300 resettling in Houston
  • Resettling in Houston

Past natural disasters we’ve supported

Sleep in Heavenly Peace has helped communities for many years that have been impacted by natural disasters.

Nashville Area Tornadoes

The Nashville Area Tornadoes caused devastating and widespread damage.

March 3, 2020


  • 24 civilian fatalities
  • 234 injured civilians
  • 92,000 without power
  • 4 counties impacted
  • EF-3 tornado

Nebraska Floods

The Nebraska floods caused unrestrained flooding and the collapse the Spencer Dam, releasing an eleven-foot wall of water. 

March 14, 2019


  • Damage to roads, levees and other infrastructure
  • Twenty seven bridges were damaged
  • Crop and Livestock loss
  • Esitmated damage is $1.3 billion

California Camp Fires

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date.

November 8, 2018 – November 25, 2018


  • 85 civilian fatalities
  • 12 injured civilians
  • 5 injured firefighters
  • 153,336 acres burned
  • 18,804 structures destroyed
  • Estimated damage is $7.5-10 billion

Hurricane Michael

The third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the US in terms of pressure.

Mexico Beach and Panama City suffered the worst, with catastrophic damage reported due to extreme winds and storm surge. Numerous homes were flattened and trees felled over a wide swath of the panhandle.


  • 72 fatalities
  • $25.1 billion in Damage

Hurricane Florence

The wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas

Made landfall on September 14 with 140mph sustained winds


  • 55 fatalities
  • Estimated damage is $17.9 billion

Hurricane Harvey

Wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States which dumped 40 inches of rain on Houston and Southern Texas in 4 days

Made landfall on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane


  • Displaced over 30,000 people
  • 68 fatalities
  • Estimated damage is $125 billion