Area non-profit featured on 'Returning the Favor' with Mike Rowe
In it, he travels the country looking for people making a difference in their communities to reward.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Tri-Cities got to work with Rowe when he visited their headquarters in Idaho Falls.
Action News first told you about the group when they started in Tri-Cities last November.
Chapter Founders Starlie and Landon Mathews said the goal is to help needy families get their kids off the floor and into a bed of their own.
Mike Rowe surprised the foundation's founder in Idaho with a gift the Mathews said will keep the non-profit building beds for years to come.
On top of a financial donation, which is secret until the show airs, Landon said being featured on the show is helping to get the word out.
“Basically let people know that we’re here and this is what we’re doing,” he said.
His wife, Starlie, agreed.
“I mean everybody knows somebody that could use something, she added. "Getting [our] name out there is helpful, and we’re really grateful that we had this opportunity.”
Landon said Rowe seemed to be really impressed with the operation, and even teared up at one point.
The Mathews said the Tri-Cities chapter is always looking for new applicants and volunteers.
So far their chapter has built 23 bunkbeds.
Bruce Heating and Air is sponsoring the next build on Feb. 17; contact them on Facebook if interested in helping.
They're also accepting applications; click here to request or refer someone who needs a bed.
The show airs Monday, Feb. 12 on Facebook.