SSA exhibitors, Relief Bed International to donate 500 mattresses to Salvation Army

Sheila Long O’Mara

FRIANT, Calif. – The Specialty Sleep Assn. and Relief Bed International raised funds during the Las Vegas Market to provide 500 beds in response to disasters and for use in Salvation Army homeless shelters.

Under the theme of “If You’re Here, You Are Helping,” the SSA encouraged market attendees to visit the exhibitors its shared showroom by donating one Relief Bed per every buying group scanned into the space. The SSA and its showroom exhibitors provided funds for 250 beds to match their buyer group scans for the market.

“Relief Bed International is proud to announce that it will be matching the funds raised by the SSA members bringing the total donation to 500 Relief Beds to support Salvation Army’s efforts here and abroad,” said Scott Smalling, founder of Relief Bed International.

Relief Bed International is a 100% volunteer-based organization, and the majority of donations go to buy beds for its relief partners around the world.

“We are excited to work with Scott Smalling and Relief Bed on this special project,” said Tambra Jones executive director of the SSA. “Further, we are thrilled to report that 100 of the donated beds have already been sent to aid fire related disaster response in support of The Salvation Army.”

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