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By Kent Larsen

Sealy Donates 300 Matresses to NY Firefighters

HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA -- In response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, national bedding manufacturer Sealy donated 300 mattresses to the New York City Fire Department. The Posturepedic-brand mattresses left for New York City in two tractor-trailers on Monday, October 8th and were expected in New York on October 10th. Sealy Chairman (and LDS Church member) Ron Jones said that the company intentionally left images of the World Trade Center towers, already on the trailers for more than a year, in place, "We had thought about removing the towers, but decided they are still there emotionally and spiritually," Jones said. "We felt it would be appropriate to leave the towers on the trailers as they made their way to New York City." The mattresses are to be distributed to firehouses throughout New York City, "We know sleep has not come easy to these great heroes for about a month now," Jones said. "We hope these mattresses will help them in some way." The donations were one of several efforts Sealy launched October 8th as part of its "Sealy Supports America" campaign for national, regional and local charities and relief groups. Among the efforts are $5 donations to the American Red Cross for every purchase of a Sealy mattress before December 31st and a donation of 3,000 specially designed mattresses to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.


Trinity, N.C.-Based Sealy Donates 300 Mattresses to New York Firefighters
High Point NC Enterprise 10Oct01 B4
By Richard Craver, High Point Enterprise, N.C.


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