Foam mattress maker Anatomic Global sent a small team to Haiti in March to help distribute 1,400 emergency field beds and to prepare for delivery of as many as 200,000 WorldBeds.
“It was important to get a team on the ground to assess firsthand how the product is being received and distributed,” said Patrick Johnson, executive director of the Corona, Calif.–based company’s WorldBed Project. “With the information we gather, we’ll be able to better serve the Haitian people in the months to come.”
The WorldBed is a rolled, portable foam bed. The company recently launched a Web site, www.worldbed.org, as part of its effort to educate the public and raise funds.
Anatomic Global is working with Parakletos International, World Hope International and CARE to distribute beds.
Brookwood Companies, Deslee Textiles USA, FXI Foamex Innovations and Royal Packaging have contributed financial support.