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Latrobe Street Mission Wins New Mattresses

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

UPDATE: 2/20/14

Most of us take it for granted.

A good mattress makes for a good night sleep, but not everyone has that luxury.

Latrobe Street Mission is the recipient of five new mattresses as a result of a December Facebook campaign started by Mattress Warehouse.

The top six charities with the most votes based on Facebook likes won the mattresses.

Amanda Beck says it gives her peace of mind.

"Walking the streets and not knowing your place is a really awful thing and having a blessing like this come into my life has not just given me a place to lay my head," she says.

It also gives her a reason to want to do good and better herself, so she can better other people's lives too.

Beck calls the Mission a godsend.
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Happy, comfortable, warm nights for people who urgently need them.

Some new mattresses can really make a difference.

Jason Batten from Latrobe Street Mission says they're the recipient of five new mattresses as a result of a December Facebook campaign started by Mattress Warehouse.

The top six charities with the most votes based on Facebook likes won the mattresses.

He says it means a lot that the Mission has such faithful supporters and local businesses also want to help.

"Try to picture in your head what it would be like to sleep outside in the cold, maybe in a tent, maybe under the bridge... can help people to better empathize with maybe families who don't have access to mattresses," he says.

Batten says they are grateful to Mattress Warehouse.

They played a huge role in making a difference and these mattresses will be put to good use.


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