Virginia Beach-based mattress company takes action to provide for homeless

Posted at 6:17 PM, May 01, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - Making a difference one good night’s sleep at a time.

“We really are privileged to be able to do this kind of thing," says David Wolfe, Leesa founder and CEO.

After hearing about the hundreds of men who come to the Union Mission every night for shelter, Leesa, a Virginia Beach based online mattress company, took action.

"You know we`re a mattress company, we`re not going give them a mat so we`ve created a mattress to the specification to their need,” Wolfe says.

Leesa is donating 325 mattresses, all specially designed to fit beds in the newly built shelter, which is set to open in June.

All of the company's mattresses come compressed in a box and expand when unpacked.

“To be able to come into a building that`s warm and safe and if they can lay down and get that good night sleep will give them such hope, so it means such a great deal to us,” says Linda Jones, a spokeswoman for the shelter.

And the Union Mission means a great deal to us. Last year, NewsChannel 3 was introduced to a very special homeless man who lives there: Neal Shytles. Neal reached out to us in November to help him find a family to spend the holidays with. Since then, NewsChannel 3 took action to help Neal provide blankets, socks, gloves and food for homeless at the mission.

Now this company, Leesa, is giving a soft place at the end of what could be a very hard day.

“This donation is more than we could have ever imagined and we`re grateful from the bottoms of our hearts,” Jones says.


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