18 Jul Tempur-Pedic Donation Renews Hope for Flood Victims
DONATION: TEMPUR-PEDIC MATTRESSES
LIVES IMPACTED: HUNDREDS
Eight Days of Hope is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that is committed to rebuilding damaged homes of those affected by natural disasters. Eight Days of Hope along with their network of thousands of volunteers, go into a disaster affected area to muck, gut, and rebuild homes, accelerating the recovery time of a community by years. For the 13th annual Eight Days of Hope event, over 3,000 volunteers arrived in Lafayette, Louisiana to assist the victims of the 2016 floods. EDOH President Stephen Tybor III said, “Thousands of families in the area are trying to figure out how they can rebuild their homes because of the mass damage. Those who are waiting for assistance in the rebuilding process are looking for help, for hope. Eight Days of Hope’s goal is to bring a ray of hope to those who are in need and to help them rebuild their homes.”
Good360, Eight Days of Hope, and Tempur-Pedic partnered up to provide families with mattresses to go in their newly restored homes. Families were thrilled to find out that they would be receiving brand new Tempur-Pedic mattresses to bring home to their families. Many of the victims of the storms suffered from pre-existing injuries or ones that were incurred during the chaos of the storm. When they were displaced from their homes, many were forced to sleep on floors or other uncomfortable surfaces for months which only perpetuated their back and neck injuries. Having a Tempur-Pedic mattress is a huge blessing to many people who were in desperate need of a high-quality mattress. Nearly 100 people walked away with new mattresses and, more importantly, a renewed hope for the future well-being of their families.
Thanks to partnerships with great organizations like Eight Days of Hope and Tempur-Pedic, communities are receiving the right products at the right time of the disaster recovery process. Families in Lafayette now have a mattress to sleep on in a house of their own, and are one step closer to putting the devastation of the storm behind them. One flood victim said, “What you are doing for us is truly amazing, you are truly helping people at their lowest. Just one small act of kindness means the world to somebody.”