PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We all know the difference that a good night's rest can make. The Salvation Army and Mattress Firm are combining their efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of the residents in The Salvation Army's Family Caring Center shelter in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. At 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 18th, at the center's location at 6017 Broad Street, Mattress Firm will make a delivery of 50 new Luxury latex Pillows and 50 Luxury Pillow Protectors. When combined with other donations that Mattress Firm has made as a sponsor of The Salvation Army's Most Amazing Race earlier in the fall, the total value of their contribution is nearly $10,000 this year.
The desperate need for quality pillows for the residents of the shelter was brought to light by radio personality, Flick, of 100.7 Star, who lived outside during his "Man in a Box" Homeless Awareness program during one of the coldest weeks this past winter. Flick spent his nights at the shelter and said, "The place is spotless, the food is good, the services they provide in getting people back on their feet are amazing. The only thing missing is some decent pillows for these folks." Hearing about the need from The Salvation Army, Jarrett Rodriguez, Mattress Firm District Manager, was more than happy to help. "Our store is thrilled to partner with the local Salvation Army to support their generous efforts to provide hope to those in need in our community," said Mattress Firm District Manager Jarrett Rodriguez. "Our mission to improve lives one night at a time takes on a whole new meaning when we align our efforts with those of this amazing organization."
About Mattress Firm:
Houston-based Mattress Firm is a high growth specialty retailer, recognized as one of the nation's leading specialty bedding companies, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and related products from leading manufacturers. With more than 1,700 company-operated and franchised stores across 36 states, Mattress Firm has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress specialty retailers. Mattress Firm offers customers comfortable store environments, guarantees on price, comfort and service, and highly-trained sales professionals. More information is available at http://www.mattressfirm.com.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.
SOURCE The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division