GOOD360 PRESS RELEASE: Good360 to Distribute Mattresses from Corporate Donors in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) AUGUST 21, 2015
National nonprofit Good360 will team up with Tempur-Pedic and Mattress Direct to distribute two truckloads of donated Tempur-Pedic mattresses and Mattress Direct mattress foundations to Hurricane Katrina survivors on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT. The event will take place at the Camp ReStore which is located at 9301 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70127.
The “Make It Home” Day of Service Distribution Event celebrates the official launch of Good360’s new DisasterRecovery360 platform. Recipient individuals and families have been pre-selected by Good360’s local nonprofit partners and will pick up the donated mattresses and foundations from Camp ReStore in New Orleans. The Ford Foundation has provided funding to cover transportation for those who are unable to provide their own, and City Year – Baton Rouge will provide volunteers to distribute the mattresses and foundations.
The event spotlights the challenges of long-term disaster recovery. The new DisasterRecovery360 platform will enable Good360 to address immediate needs at the site of a disaster by distributing critical supplies quickly and efficiently both immediately following a disaster and throughout the full recovery process. Developed with support from Walmart and The UPS Foundation, DisasterRecovery360 officially launches on September 1st.
Good360 (Good360.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects companies that have products with nonprofits that need them. Since 1983, Good360 has distributed more than $8 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of 40,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions of people in need. In 2014 alone, Good360 distributed four million diapers, 10,000 mattresses and 8,000 cartons of clothing, shoes and accessories to hundreds of thousands of people—and that’s just a fraction of what the organization does each year. Today, Good360 is expanding its impact around the world through new technology that makes giving more efficient and effective.