HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2011
Pam Kelly, of the Tampa, Fla., area, suffered a crushing injury in 2002 while in the Army National Guard, resulting in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries that left three limbs paralyzed. Financial constraints have kept her from buying the Tempur-Pedic mattress her doctors have long recommended.
In the campaign of Granada, Michael Saucier, of Albany, La., was a Navy helicopter crewmember participating in airlift operations of ground troops. A disabling injury later ended his Navy career, but he still works tirelessly to help other veterans.
In honor of the men and women who have served the United States through military duty, Mattress Firm has partnered with Tempur-Pedic to donate a new
king- or queen-size mattress set to Kelly, Saucier and veterans in 38 other cities in which Mattress Firm operates. The American Legion Auxiliary’s extensive volunteer network helped identify the recipients and coordinate a meeting with Mattress Firm employees in each city.
The veterans will attend meetings at local Mattress Firm stores on Saturday, Oct. 29, to share their stories and receive recognition for their service. New Tempur-Pedic Cloud sets will be delivered to the veterans’ homes as their schedules allow.
Mattress Firm is extending its appreciation to all veterans by offering an additional discount in store November 9 – November 13.
“We are honored to recognize heroes in our local communities,” said Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm CEO and president. “These men and women made great sacrifices to defend the liberty and freedom of the United States. Providing a better night’s sleep is a small token of our appreciation.”
“We can’t thank these men and women enough for their service to our country”, said Rick Anderson, president of Tempur-Pedic North America. “We all sleep better because of the sacrifices they’ve made, so it’s only fitting that we return the favor, and help them get the quality of rest they richly deserve.”
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) staff and volunteers were instrumental in finding deserving veterans across the country and some of the ALA members will also attend the Mattress Firm meetings.
“The American Legion Auxiliary is honored to help identify veterans to receive these mattress sets after sacrificing so much for their country,” said Mary “Dubbie” Buckler, American Legion Auxiliary executive director and secretary. “Helping veterans on the grassroots level is exactly what the ALA was founded to do.”
Veterans and Mattress Firm managers are available for interviews on Saturday, October 29th at 8:00 and at a later date during the delivery.
About American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization. With a membership of nearly 850,000, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is carried out through hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters.
About Mattress Firm, Inc.
Houston-based Mattress Firm (http://www.mattressfirm.com) is one of the nation’s premier specialty bedding retailers, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses from leading manufacturers, including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Simmons, and Stearns & Foster. Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm’s purpose is to improve lives one night at a time. With more than 700 stores across 24 states, Mattress Firm offers consumers the benefit of highly trained, knowledgeable sales professionals, a broad product offering, and competitive prices in an attractive and comfortable store environment.
About Tempur-Pedic International Inc
Tempur-Pedic International Inc. manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR(R) pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium and specialty sleep. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR(R) and Tempur-Pedic(R) brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com or call 800-805-3635.