Norfolk, Va. – Leesa, an online luxury sleep company donates 300 mattresses to the Union Mission Men’s Shelter scheduled to open in June in Norfolk.
“This is our first major gift. We want to give the gift of sleep to everyone,” said Leesa CEO David Wolfe (pictured right). “We give back by supporting people who struggle to afford a place to rest their head at night.”
The Union Mission provides food, clothing, and shelter for homeless men, women and children daily. Today the shelter sleeps 115-125 men on floor mats due to the lack of beds. The new facility, A New Home for Hope, will provide additional beds, larger dining room, a Chapel, and much more.
When the new building is completed, the current building will be renovated to become The Women and Children’s Shelter, more than doubling capacity for single women and mothers with children.
By Katie Vu, WTKR Intern