Mattress Firm Supports Homeless Community Through Albuquerque Heading Home
Albuquerque, NM – Today Mayor Richard J. Berry along with representatives from Albuquerque Heading Home assisted Mattress Firm New Mexico to deliver 100 new mattresses, frames and box springs to the Albuquerque Heading Home warehouse at 1513 Broadway Blvd. NE.
Mattress Firm owner, Alberto Estrada, along with General Operations Manager, Alan Cronick, have long been dedicated to philanthropy and the local community. They recently formed their own not-for-profit organization, The Gone Fishing Foundation, which provides outdoor recreation experiences to children and others with disabilities.
They began supporting Albuquerque Heading Home in 2012 and became the official “Sleep Sponsor” for the project earlier this year when they announced that they would supply a brand new bed to every person housed through the program in 2014.
“This is a great gift to our community and a very thoughtful gesture to support some of the most vulnerable folks in our city. Everyone deserves to have a place to lay their head at night and I’m confident this contribution will improve lives for families who are struggling,” said Mayor Berry.
“We appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep,” said Alan Cronick. “These folks may be long-overdue for that and we are just glad to be able to support Heading Home in this way”.
More than 400 people have been housed since Albuquerque Heading Home began in 2011. Earlier this year, the University of New Mexico released an independent cost-study about the Albuquerque Heading Home housing program, showing substantial savings to the community. Last month, Heading Home CEO, Dennis R. Plummer was recognized as one of Albuquerque’s top CEOs by Albuquerque Business First.