Ashley Furniture Industries Donates Over 1,100 Mattresses & Transports Other Needed Products Across the Country
04/03/2020 | 05:46pm EDT
Arcadia, Wis., April 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the country comes together in a time of need, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) is lending a helping hand. Throughout the course of a week, Ashley donated 1,102 mattresses to a variety of non-profit organizations across the United States. The total value of the donation is over $200,000 worth of product.
“With everything going on in the world right now, there are basic needs that many individuals do not have access to, such as a bed to sleep on. Ashley Furniture is humbled to be able to donate these mattresses to a number of organizations that are working to help get those individuals and families the proper assistance,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. “We hope this donation helps ease some of the stresses in life, so they may focus on staying safe and healthy.”
Ten organizations throughout the U.S. were recipient to Ashley’s mattress donation, including children’s organizations, churches, shelters and non-profit organizations local to the company’s manufacturing and distribution facilities - the communities they call home. These organizations all share similar beliefs to Ashley, to enrich the lives of those around us and provide essentials for those in need during devastating times.
Ashley’s Distribution Services has been hauling essential goods across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the delivery of the mattress donations, the fleet ran emergency loads last week, hauling medical supplies and masks from New Jersey to North Carolina. Ashley has also taken on extra loads to haul paper products, grocery items, water, agricultural supplies, pet food and more throughout the states.
As part of the mattress donation, earlier this week Ashley HomeStore announced a donation of 100 new mattresses and bed frames to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in Tampa, Florida. The beds are being used as a temporary emergency shelter for Tampa’s homeless population.
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is one of the largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the world, and was named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. Visit Ashley online at www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesinc.com and “like” Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. on Facebook.
Ashley Distribution Services, LTD was established in 1974 by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and today is one of the industry’s largest private fleets. Ashley Distribution Services delivers Ashley Furniture to Ashley HomeStores and customers throughout the U.S. With a growing fleet, Ashley Distribution Services continues to expand beyond delivering furniture. Visit Ashley Distribution Services online at www.ashleydistributionservices.com.
Ashley HomeStore is committed to being your trusted partner and style leader for the home. This commitment has made Ashley HomeStore the largest retail furniture store brand in North America and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 1,025 locations in 60 countries.