Tempur Sealy International, Inc. has announced that it is pledging $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. The company 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."
Thompson added that 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 additional community assistance in the coming months. Both 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.
About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world's largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy 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. The world headquarters for Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is in Lexington, KY.
About Good360: Good360's mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who, without us, would struggle to find that hope. As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, we partner with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them through our network of diverse nonprofits that support people in need. Good360 has distributed more than $9 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of more than 57,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions. Good360 is proud to partner with corporate donors such as Walmart, UPS, CVS Health Foundation, Nike, IKEA, Sears, Home Depot, Tempur Sealy, Grainger, 3M, Mattel, Crayola, Gap, Inc., ANN INC., Williams-Sonoma, and Hilton. Good360 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.