New beds donated to Las Vegas-area homeless shelters
International non profit WorldBed has made a generous donation to our local homeless shelters. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- International non-profit WorldBed has made a generous donation to our local homeless shelters.
Two thousand of the valley's estimated 44,000 homeless will be sleeping in new beds.
A large donation of mattresses was made to several local homeless shelters and charities including the Salvation Army.
"It starts with a good nights sleep," said Executive Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army, David Robeck.
The goal at Salvation Army is to get these members of our homeless community off the streets, employed and sobered up.
"Once they've had that rest and they're tummies full, then they can actually think. What is this next step in their life."
With thousands in and out of this shelter every year, the Salvation Army was due for some major upgrades.
But looking at limited funds, the organization had to make a tough decision -- either replace their nearly 30-year-old mattresses or restore the men's dorm room bathroom, which was in deplorable conditions.
Now with this donation from WorldBed, they can do both. Worldbed was able to donate 400 new mattresses to the Salvation Army. And at $150 each, that's a $60,000 donation.
The specially designed shelter beds are made of hospital-grade fabric, which will cut down on the spread of disease, bedbugs and are easily cleaned.
"I say when people come in they need to be able to take a good shower and feel good about themselves. Now in addition to that good shower, they get a good nights sleep as well," said Robeck.
Catholic Charities, Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Shade Tree will also be getting mattress donations.
Go to www.WorldBed.org for more information on the donated mattresses.