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Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group Joins WorldBed Mission for Haitian Relief

 

May 27, 2010 - Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group is joining the cause for long-term Haitian earthquake relief by donating to the WorldBed project, an initiative that is sending mattresses to Haiti to help alleviate discomfort as the rainy season approaches.

The company’s donation will fund WorldBeds for use by victims of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. These waterproof beds will provide a dry, comfortable sleeping surface to earthquake victims in Haiti.

“We’re proud to contribute to a caring and important initiative like the WorldBed project,” said Herman Tam, group vice president of sales and marketing for Leggett & Platt’s Consumer Products Group, the company’s retail arm in the bedding industry. “As a leader in the bedding industry, Leggett & Platt’s involvement in a cause like this is both our privilege and responsibility. This donation, along with many others, will help WorldBed reach its goal to send 200,000 beds to Haiti. We hope our customers and suppliers will join us and do what they can to support this humanitarian initiative.”

“We’re grateful for Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group’s generous donation and growing partnership with WorldBed,” said Laura Castro, president of WorldBed. “We’re honored that a leader in our industry like Leggett & Platt has stepped up to support this important initiative. WorldBed is a long-term project and with the support of others, including our industry colleagues, we can together achieve our mission of providing comfort throughout the world.”

The WorldBed Project is a turnkey sleep system designed for emergency care and relief efforts. Built from high performing 3-inch cushioning foam, the cot-sized field beds can be compression packaged and quickly dispatched, in volume, to areas of need, anywhere, worldwide. It was created to provide needed comfort, increased levels of health and safety, and a more sanitary place to sleep in an effort to speed recovery and aid in healing.

The WorldBed Project was initiated during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in which Anatomic Global mobilized a team to make and distribute 3,000 field beds that ended up benefiting 11,000 persons in need. In response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit near Port-au-Prince, Haiti in January, 2010, the company revisited the WorldBed concept. WorldBed Inc. was formed after receiving acclaimed recognition for the product’s benefits and support from donations to operate the project. WorldBed’s mission is to deliver 200,000 WorldBed products to displaced Haitians over the next year, working alongside groups like World Vision, World Hope International and CARE and will continue to aid other global disaster relief programs on an as needed basis. The long-term goal will be to develop and aid other global relief programs.

About Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group

Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group, a division of global diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, is the premier provider of bedding products and accessories to the retail community. Based in Whittier, California, L&P CPG is committed to delivering innovative, high-performance products at an exceptional value.

Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group products are marketed under four brands, including the Leggett & Platt® Home Collection™, Fashion Bed Group®, Southern Textiles™ and Adjustables™ by Leggett & Platt®. Together, they manufacture a complete range of consumer bedding products and sleep accessories, available in retail furniture and bedding stores nationwide.

For more information, visit www.WorldBed.org.

 

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