1300 Mattresses, worth $1.0 million, being donated to large non-profit that supports military families in need
ARCADIA, Wisc., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AshleySleep, a division of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., is showing its appreciation for military families across the nation by donating 1,300 AshleySleep® mattresses to Operation Homefront for distribution to families most in need of bedding. The mattresses, with a retail value of approximately $1 million, will also be used to upgrade bedding in the three Operation Homefront Villages in Gaithersburg, Md.; San Antonio, Texas; and Oceanside, Calif.
This donation continues Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.'s long standing tradition of honoring the military forces, including the creation of Soldiers Walk/Avenue of Heroes in Arcadia's Memorial Park, which includes a monument for each major conflict in which the United States has fought and is recognized as one of the premier war memorials in the United States outside of Washington, D.C.
"Military service members and their families continually make sacrifices on behalf of our country," said Todd Wanek, President and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries. "We are excited to provide these mattresses as a way to partner with Operation Homefront to show our appreciation and provide assistance to our hard working troops and their families. Our military's unceasing vigilance allows us to sleep well each night, and, in return, the least we can do is help them to get a good nights' sleep."
"Generous partners like Ashley Furniture Industries provide a new dimension to Operation Homefront's ability to provide vital services and aid to the families of military members and Wounded Warriors," said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "We thank all of the Ashley Furniture employees for their donation of these quality products which will provide tangible benefits to military families across the spectrum of our client base, helping to improve the lives of these heroes."
About Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's largest product assortments to retail partners in over 120 countries. From design through fulfillment, Ashley continuously strives to provide the best product at the best prices accompanied by the best service in the industry. For more information on Ashley Furniture and its products, visit www.ashleyfurniture.com.
About Operation Homefront: Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance to our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 430,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to support service members. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit www.operationhomefront.net
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