Portland company donates $25,000 in mattresses for the homeless

The mattress truck was delivered at a donation event on Tuesday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — BedMart, a family-run Portland business, has donated more than a dozen mattresses to the Union Gospel Mission.

In a press release, the mattress retailer announced its donation of 25 Tempur-Pedic mattresses to the mission, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those struggling with homelessness and addiction in the Portland area. . The mattresses will be specifically used at the LifeChange Center for Women and Children – a recovery transitional housing unit.

BedMart partnered with Tempur-Sealy to supply the product to the nonprofit organization. The mattress truck was delivered at a donation event on Tuesday.

“We are grateful and thrilled to be able to offer women and children in our community a chance to sleep better,” said Elana Stone, BedMart Vice President and BedMart Mattress Superstores spokesperson. “Our family is happy that an organization like Union Gospel Mission provides these kinds of resources to help people, especially women and children. It was an honor to work with them.”

The Union Gospel Mission has been dedicated to helping those struggling with homelessness and addiction since 1927, BedMart added. Services provided include food boxes, homeless search and rescue, referral services and transitional housing.

“A very big and heartfelt thank you on behalf of the women, children and staff for the generous donation of new mattresses,” said Carolyn Kennedy, associate director of Women’s LifeChange. “Our mattresses have undergone work and are in very poor condition, as you can imagine after being used by so many people for so many years.”