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Slumberland Furniture Aids Midwest Tornado and Flood Victims

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Slumberland Furniture announced that it is partnering with local charities and relief organizations to help families affected by recent natural disasters in the Midwest. Several store locations are providing new beds to victims who have experienced extensive damage to their homes or lost them altogether. In conjunction with the Red Cross, Slumberland is donating beds to families who lost their homes in the tornado that touched down in Hugo, Minn., on May 25. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where approximately 9,000 people have been evacuated, the local Slumberland store is partnering with the Partnership for Safe Families organization to donate beds to flood victims. Additionally, La-Z-Boy recliners were given to people who were "medically fragile" according to Slumberland Cedar Rapids store manager Chad Klinkenborg. The store also brought in pallets of water to distribute to local residents. Efforts are being coordinated in Des Moines, Iowa, where beds will be donated through Lutheran Services. Government officials, local business owners and others are joining efforts to help those in the Des Moines area and are seeking to extend those efforts to Iowa City where flooding has also occurred. “Slumberland is continually looking for ways to support the communities where we do business,” said Kenny Larson, president of Slumberland Furniture. “We are honored to help these families who have gone through so much get back on their feet.” About Slumberland Furniture: Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded to 112 stores across 10 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons Mattresses and Natuzzi leather.

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