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Mayor Keller Applauds Mattress Donation to Area Homeless Services Organizations

American Home Furniture & Mattress donates 40 Tempur-Pedic mattresses

March 30, 2018

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller today lauded the donation of 40 queen-sized Tempur-Pedic mattresses by American Home Furniture & Mattress to four area homeless services organizations. Heading Home, Saranam, New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers, and St. Martin’s HopeWorks will each receive ten mattresses for their shelter services.

As the principal Tempur-Pedic retailer in New Mexico, American Home Furniture & Mattress teamed up with the mattress manufacturer’s efforts to donate mattresses to local communities in need.

“These four organizations represent a diverse group of advocates who are working hard to serve Albuquerque’s homeless population,” stated Mayor Keller. “We are so grateful to American Home Furniture & Mattress for this generous donation that will go a long way to ensuring some of our city’s less fortunate have a bed to sleep in. This type of partnership is a perfect example of how we can all work together as one city to better our communities.”

"We are thrilled to be able to donate these 40 mattresses to the excellent organizations in our community," stated Ted Leveque, President of American Home Furniture & Mattress.

“At the Department of Family and Community Services we are so excited to see four of our partners that serve people in need within our community each receive ten mattresses,” said Carol Pierce, Director of Family & Community Services for the City of Albuquerque. “These organizations do wonderful work in our community and will use these mattresses to assure that their clients enjoy a good night’s rest. Thank you American Home Furniture and Mattress for your wonderful donation.”

“A successful community response to homelessness involves everyone,” said Heading Home CEO Dennis Plummer. “We are grateful for the generosity and community engagement of both American Home and Tempur-Pedic, which allows us to make a house a home when we move someone off of the streets.”

“Saranam is grateful for the support of American Home Furniture & Mattress in providing mattresses for families who previously have not had a bed to sleep,” said Tracy Sharp, Executive Director of Saranam. “The foundation of providing a safe place to live and sleep allows families in our program to focus their attention on increasing their education, working toward better employment opportunities, and eventually ending their homelessness and poverty for good.”

“Community partners and positive working relationships are what help our Veteran families, and everyone in need, create real solutions to tough social problems,” stated Bobby Ehrig, CEO of New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers. “We greatly appreciate the support of American Furniture and the City of Albuquerque in helping our Veteran families. This donation is an essential need when helping someone begin their road to recovery and will be a valuable asset to providing a more comprehensive approach to ending Veteran homelessness.”

“American Home Furniture’s generous donation of mattresses is tremendous and strategic,” stated Greg Morris, Executive Director of St. Martin’s HopeWorks. “St. Martin’s HopeWorks houses more than 330 individuals and families experiencing homelessness every year, and this contribution will literally provide a soft landing.”