ATLANTA - Serta Simmons Bedding is sending 10,000 mattresses to New York.
“One of the most important things in your health is, actually, sleep,” Melanie Huet, Serta’ Executive Vice President, explained. “Sleep is important for recovery. So, we have people who are sick and one of the best paths to healing is getting a good night’s sleep and that’s why we felt it was important to step up.”
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Huet said that the need ‘to step up’ comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talked about the shortage of hospital beds across the state.
Earlier this week, the governor said due to the growing number of coronavirus cases they need 140,000 additional hospital beds.
”I don’t think the shortage of beds is surprising at all. In fact, I think we are only seeing the beginning of the need,” Huet detailed.
It’s a need that she hopes will inspire Serta’s peers to help provide patients a peaceful night of sleep.
“We are going to need a place for all of these people to stay as our hospitals and shelters continue to overflow with citizens,” she said in her call to action.
The Atlanta-bases company’s donation is in partnership with Relief Bed International.
Huet told FOX 5 Atlanta this effort doesn’t stop with New York.
“We have our factories ready if there are needs in other places across the united states. We are ready to help.”
The company is working with the governor’s office on which places to deliver the beds as soon as possible.
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