20 Dec Tempur Sealy International Donations Help a Community Recover from Disaster
First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, Kentucky
- Madisonville, KY
- Lives Impacted: 100 +
After a series of tornadoes devastated areas in Kentucky in December 2021, communities have been working to recover from the damage left to houses and institutions. First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, KY, is a Good360 nonprofit partner assisting disaster survivors in Hopkins County, a small community outside Madisonville, Kentucky. The organization recently held an event where they provided new mattresses contributed by Tempur Sealy International at a distribution center in St. Charles, Kentucky. First United Methodist Church provided 80 mattresses that gave families and individuals in need a clean and quality place to sleep as they began to rebuild their lives and find permanent housing.
As Hopkins County moves from disaster cleanup to long-term recovery, families continue to need furniture and supplies as they transition from temporary housing. Tempur Sealy International’s strategic partnership with Good360 helps many families furnish new or rebuilt homes.
“It was like Christmas day when the truck filled with goods pulled up to the facility,” said Kim Gilliam, a disaster-recovery leader for First United Methodist Church. “Our volunteers knew how big of an impact the mattresses would have and were extremely excited to put them to use and get them to the people who needed them most.”
This contribution from Tempur Sealy International helps organizations like First United Methodist Church which are committed to disaster recovery, continue to source essential items from Good360 and assist the needs of their community members.