Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley), one of the largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the world, donated 1,102 mattresses to a variety of non-profit organizations across the United States to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The total value of the donation is over $200,000 worth of product.
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.
“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.
Ashley, established in 1974, also issued a message to its customers and said that In order to prevent COVID-19, Ashley have developed additional sanitation protocols and taking extra cleaning measures throughout the day to ensure customers and public safety. Common areas, door handles, countertops, computers, credit kiosks and other surfaces are being disinfected with increased frequency throughout the day. Also, company has increased the restroom cleaning and disinfecting cycles. “We are actively monitoring all public sources of information and guidance, including the CDC and the World Health Organization, to ensure we are taking the necessary precautions for your well-being”, Todd Wanek, President & CEO, Ashley said in its message.