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Mattress Giveaway Provides Aid to Alabama Tornado Victims

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l/r: Tracy Hipps of the Christian Service Mission shaking hands with Ashley Furniture HomeStores Owner, Woody Marks, after receiving a large donation of mattress sets to assist Alabama tornado victims

Huntsville Wholesale Furniture, dba Ashley Furniture HomeStore, donated 40 Mattress Sets on Friday November 11, 2011, to the Christian Service Mission (CSM) of Birmingham to assist Alabama residents victimized by the April 2011 tornadoes.  This is the second collaborative effort between Ashley Furniture and CSM, who also worked together to provide immediate relief in parts of Alabama and Joplin, MO, both substantially devastated by storm outbreaks earlier this year.  

Ashley Furniture trucks arrived at the CSM Warehouse early Friday morning met by enthused workers ready to get the large shipment of Bar Harbor mattress sets, an Ashley Furniture signature sleep line, unloaded and prepared for distribution to the expectant families.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore Owner, Woody Marks, attributes the development of the Mattress Giveaway concept to the A Hope to Dream project, an ongoing Ashley program that donates $5 for every mattress sold, towards the purchase of mattress sets for less fortunate children.  In conjunction with these sizeable mattress donations, Ashley Furniture and CSM will also be assisting storm victims obtain additional bedroom furniture.  By providing high quality bedding and furniture, both organizations hope to see the lives of families impacted by the April storms enriched, in addition to restoring much needed resources.

Experiencing the ravaging effect of the April storms firsthand, one of its store locations having sustained extensive tornado damage, Ashley Furniture hopes more attention is given to the continuation of relief efforts in the impacted areas.

About Ashley Furniture HomeStores: Locally owned and operated, Ashley Furniture HomeStores has locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Japan.  Huntsville Wholesale Furniture operates as Ashley Furniture HomeStores in four locations throughout the Central Alabama Area (Huntsville, Hoover, Fultondale, and Tuscaloosa).  Huntsville Wholesale Furniture strives to be involved in a variety of charitable efforts, including their annual Basket Brigade that provides meals during the holidays for underprivileged families, as well as Bikes or Bust furnishing disadvantaged youths with brand new bicycles.  Huntsville Wholesale has received numerous accolades for these and other service projects they have implemented, and continue to seek out opportunities to promote the development and enrichment of their surrounding communities

About Christian Service Mission: Christian Service Mission was established in 1970 as a small mission in Birmingham, AL.  The CSM birthed the Hannah Home for abused women and their children, as well as the Bethany Home for troubled women.  Both homes were later transferred to the King’s ranch while the CSM continued to facilitate a variety of food programs.  Among these food programs were the Food Source of Alabama food co-op program, the Good Samaritan Benevolence Program, and the Food Pantry Voucher program.  The CSM has recently established a new vision for themselves which is simply “Connecting Resources with Needs.”

 

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