LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2017) — Tempur Sealy International, Inc. announced Wednesday that it is committing $1 million in bed donations to support the recovery efforts in southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Tempur Sealy’s commitment will provide mattresses to victims during the long rebuilding process after the devastation caused by the hurricane.
Tempur Sealy will work with its long-time disaster recovery partner, Good360, which directly coordinates with local recovery agencies to meet the needs of families impacted by disasters.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone in the region whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy chairman and CEO. “We know that the top priority right now is ensuring the safety of those affected by the hurricane. But in the coming months, the hard work of rebuilding lives, homes and the community will begin and will go on for years. We want the people of the region to know that we are committed to helping them rebuild.”
In addition to the million-dollar commitment of Tempur-Pedic and Sealy mattresses, the company will also be working with its valued retail partners in the region to provide community assistance in the coming months.
Tempur Sealy and Good360 have been engaged in past disaster recovery efforts in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and others. The partnership has helped thousands of families begin to rebuild their lives following natural disasters.
“Through our DisasterRecovery360 initiative, Good360’s core focus is to ensure that we get the right goods to the right people at the right time throughout all stages of the recovery process,” added Richard Barney, EVP of Partnerships for Good360. “Our partnerships with local nonprofits serving the community and with corporations like Tempur Sealy make it possible for us to move product to where it is needed most.”
Since 2011, Tempur Sealy has donated more than 150,000 beds to charity, with a focus on disaster relief, family and children’s charities, first responders and military organizations.