WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Thousands of pieces of used furniture that could have made money for a Wichita hotel are going instead to groups that serve people in need.
KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/JxVF2D ) the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport hotel is replacing about 2,000 beds, dressers and other items. Instead of selling the items to liquidation houses, the DoubleTree donated them to three charities.
On Friday, Dear Neighbor Ministries loaded up dozens of beds and lamps for its transitional housing program for women and children leaving its domestic violence shelter.
Another group, His Helping Hands, collected furnishings for a warehouse where the needy can pick up items like beds and dressers.
And Wichita Habitat for Humanity is getting more than 400 items for its ReStore, which sells used furniture and appliances to the public.