HPU Student Organization to Help Veterans

High Point University students helped build bed frames, bed legs and painted logos on the beds at last year’s “Build for the Brave” event.

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HPU students built beds at last year’s “Build for the Brave” event hosted by Bed Brigade, a nonprofit co-founded by HPU senior Kaylor Ramey.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2019 – A High Point University organization has teamed up to help veterans get a good night’s sleep by building beds and making blankets. They will be collecting donations such as bed sheets, pillows and blankets, at the event.

The Bed Brigade will host the “Build for the Brave” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the lower parking lot at the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center. The beds and blankets will be donated to Patriot Villas, a facility that provides shelter and services for homeless veterans in the Charleston, South Carolina area. The Bed Brigade has previously met the need in High Point.

“Our organization is very excited to work with the High Point community for something that truly matters,” says Ben Reedy, an HPU student and organizer of this year’s event. “We want the veterans who are impacted by homelessness to know they aren’t alone, and we are more than appreciative for what they have given. This is one small way we can give back.”

Reedy says this year’s event will feature adoptable dogs from the Guilford County Animal Shelter, special music guest Jim Mayberry, games, food and drinks.

Kaylor Ramey, HPU senior, and her father co-created the Bed Brigade, a nonprofit, when she was 12 years old. They began partnering with local churches to help fill the need for beds in the Central Ohio area. Today, they’ve expanded to several branches throughout the country, including High Point.

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