Mitchell Mathews Mitchell Mathews is the San Diego Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a national charity whose mission is to build beds for children who are sleeping on the floor through community partnership. He is also an associate consultant for management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

An Oregon Build = Partly Cloudy with a Pretty Darn Good Chance of Rain

Posted by Mitchell Mathews on Jun 22, 2018 11:37:27 AM

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There's a popular country music song by Luke Bryan that says "rain makes corn, and corn makes whiskey, and whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky." Well sure, I guess. But I do know that rain makes everything wet and muddy, and Western Oregon has a lot of it. You'd hardly notice that though if you spent a rainy Saturday in June building bunk beds with the people who live there because it doesn't phase them one bit.

SHP has added dozens of chapters during the first half of 2018, and one of the side effects has been having too few experienced SHP veterans to attend the inaugural build days for all of our new chapters. This requires everyone in the organization to step up and help, and it also means I get the joy of flying to new places. Such was the case last weekend when I flew from San Diego, California to Eugene, Oregon not knowing entirely what to expect other than that I'd get to build bunk beds for children sleeping on the floor.