MATTRESS INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE
Event to Recognize Homeless Veterans at LA Family Housing’s Bridge Housing
Los Angeles, CA., – October 27, 2016 – On Thursday, Nov. 10, iconic mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep announced today that it teamed with Tempur Sealy International, Inc. to donate two thousand Tempur-Pedic mattresses to LA Family Housing, a regional leader providing solutions to end homelessness in people’s lives.
The donation is made in honor of Veterans Day and to bring attention to LA County’s homeless crisis during Homelessness Awareness Month. To celebrate this donation and our Veterans, an event is being held at LA Family Housing’s Bridge Housing campus on Thursday, November 10th.
The impact of this donation will extend far beyond the Veteran community. The Tempur-Pedic mattresses being donated will be distributed to formerly homeless families and individuals throughout Los Angeles who have recently found homes through LA Family Housing.
“Sit ‘n Sleep is proud to team up with Tempur-Pedic for this unprecedented donation that we hope will bring awareness to the homeless issue that our city and nation faces,” said Larry Miller, CEO, Sit ‘n Sleep. “A good night’s sleep is not a privilege; everyone deserves a healthy, safe, comfortable bed and a restful night of sleep. Sleep is essential to overall wellbeing and we hope that these mattresses provide relief to those in need.”
Some statistics for perspective:
- 44,000 people experience homelessness each night in the County of Los Angeles
- 28,000 people experience homelessness each night in the City of Los Angeles
- It takes $5,400 to move a family into a new, permanent home
- LA Family Housing helped 6,400 people in 2015
“I can’t thank Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic enough for the commitment they have made to our veterans and formerly homeless neighbors. The costs associated with moving in to a new apartment are often overwhelming—just think back to when you moved in to a brand new home. This contribution is critical to easing the move-in process, and equally critical to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for thousands of Angelenos.” said Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, President & CEO, LA Family Housing.
The event to recognize the homeless veterans living at LA Family Housing Bridge Housing is being held on Thursday, November 10th from 10:30AM – 1:00PM. Media is invited to join us as we replace mattresses in the Veterans wing and enjoy a BBQ lunch for all of the LA Family Housing residents and staff. Miller, Klasky-Gamer and Steve Rusing, Senior Vice President, US Sales for Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC will make remarks.
“It is an incredible privilege for Tempur-Pedic to give back to these deserving veterans who have sacrificed so much for their country,” said Rusing. “We are fortunate to have such great collaborators on this project in Sit ‘n Sleep and LA Family Housing to bring better quality sleep to those who most need it throughout the Los Angeles area.”
About Sit ‘n Sleep
Sit ‘n Sleep is the mattress superstore dedicated to delivering a good night’s sleep to millions of Californians. Sit ‘n Sleep is focused on helping people find the right mattress for their needs, body type and health—with the largest selection of mattresses, groundbreaking technology, including Body Diagnostics that gives customers the support they need, and excellent customer service, all found at the best price. With 33 superstore locations throughout Southern California, Sit ‘n Sleep is an established Southern California brand, operating the largest and most successful mattress stores in the nation for over 35 years. www.sitnsleep.com
About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) the world’s largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy International develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company’s brand portfolio includes many highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic® and Stearns & Foster®. World headquarters for Tempur Sealy International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempursealy.com or call 800-805-3635.
About LA Family Housing
Since 1983, LAFH has become one of the largest comprehensive real estate developer and homeless service provider agencies in Los Angeles and a regional leader providing solutions to end homelessness. Last year, LAFH helped 6,429 individuals in the fight against homelessness and poverty. We meet clients where they are and design our supportive services to accommodate their specific needs.
We know what works to end homelessness in people’s lives. Our success is based on a model of an individualized approach to meet each program participant’s unique needs. This model connects participants to permanent housing and helps them achieve long-term housing stability through a full continuum of services.