Volunteer opportunities are knocking with Town Rotary

When it comes to service projects, the Rotary Club of Farragut keeps its members busy improving the lives of those in our community. We’ll be working on projects in March — on Saturday March 4 — and also in April, May and beyond.

Two years ago the club, which meets every Wednesday at Fox Den Country Club (12:15 p.m.), invited a group to speak — it’s a 100 percent non-profit organization — “Sleep in Heavenly Peace.” This grassroots group’s mission is to build beds for children who do not have a bed. They work in a multi-county area in East Tennessee, and if you think Farragut is immune from this issue, think again.

Families from Farragut are on their waiting list for beds.

The cost for the beds — that also includes a mattress and the bedding materials (sheets, pillows, pillowcase, etc.) — is $250 and borne by SIHP with money raised from donations.

This coming Saturday, Farragut Rotary — as of late February — has about 50 volunteers, young and old, meeting in the upper parking lot at Fox Den for “Bed Build Day.”

If you’d like, come join us for a fun service project that is truly going to make a difference in the lives of 25 kids.

Directed by SIHP’s coordinators, our volunteers will be assembling 25 beds beginning at 9 a.m. We should be finished by 1 p.m. No need to being tools or materials – just work gloves. Donuts, hot coffee and orange juice will be available as well.

Should the weather turn bad on March 4, the bed workshop will be held indoors at True Metal Supply, 1745 Louisville Drive in Knoxville.