Saturday, May 25

Local Organizations Collecting Plastic Bags to Turn into Beds for Homeless

ASHEBORO N.C. – A local organization is using plastic grocery bags to make mat beds for the homeless in our community. Here is how you can contribute and also get rid of some of the plastic bags building up in your drawers.

Chaplain Bill Hatfield with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office’s has been coordinating efforts to assist Keaton’s Place with their community service project.

Keaton’s Place, a recovery recourse center located in Asheboro says they aid in navigating the complex process of locating detoxification and rehabilitation facilities for those who are seeking to change their lives and free themselves from addiction to drugs or alcohol, according to the organization’s website.

Starting February 1, the Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) began collecting plastic grocery bags that will be used to make mat beds for the homeless in our community.

Through this process other county departments also wanted to be involved, so Randolph County Administration, Tax, IT, Finance, EMS, DSS, Public Health and the Juvenile Day Reporting Center employees will be collecting bags also.

Chaplain Bill will be picking up the bags once a month and taking them to Keaton’s Place for assembly.

Drop off locations are available to the public at both the Sheriff’s Office locations (727 McDowell Rd. – first floor elevator lobby and substation at 402 Balfour Dr., Archdale) and the Randolph Senior Adults Association (347 W. Salisbury St.).

Keaton’s Place has a need for people to help put the beds together and will provide training. For
more information about the assembly or the Bags to Beds program, contact Susan Hunt at (336)