104 Beds to be Donated to Victims of Kīlauea EruptionAugust 16, 2018, 2:58 PM HST (Updated August 16, 2018, 2:58 PM)
BedMart, Hawai‘i’s largest family owned and operated mattress retailer, reports that it is donating 104 Tempur-Pedic mattresses and GBS Enterprise mattress protectors to three Big Island nonprofit organizations, with support from the vendors. Aloha Marine Lines helped with transport and storage of the product for the event. BedMart is working with them to provide support to displaced families and individuals get mattresses as they rebuild their homes and life.
The mattresses and protectors will go Hope Services, Hawai‘i Support Network and Hawai‘i Island Home for Recovery to distribute to families whose homes and lives have been affected by the Kīlauea Volcano eruption.
Hope Services is a statewide nonprofit that has programs focuses on assisting homeless families and individuals with housing services and attain skills to help them reach their potential. HOPE’s programs range from one stop centers, prison re-entry services, mental health outreach and representative payee services.
Hawai‘i Support Network works to push community involvement and has collaborated with other companies to help with Puna lava flow relief.
Hawai‘i Island Home for Recovery focuses on providing housing and helping individuals learn how to have long-term stability.
BedMart is pleased to partner with these three organizations and contribute to help those who been affected by this astonishing event.
“We care about our community and how this disastrous situation has affected so many,” said Elana Stone, vice president and spokeswoman of BedMart Mattress Superstores. “The BedMart family’s goal to bring a good night’s sleep to the communities we serve and give back whenever we can. We wanted to make sure we are helping those affected by the eruption refurnish their homes.”
The donation event will take place at BedMart’s Hilo Warehouse at noon on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at the BedMart Mattress Superstores Hilo Warehouse located at 2100 Kanoelehua Ave., in Hilo.