PARKERSBURG - Two local charities nominated in a Facebook campaign by Innovative Mattress Solutions, parent company of Mattress Warehouse, Sleep Outfitters and Mattress King, will receive free mattresses, the company said.
Through the Gift of Sleep campaign, the company asked its 30 mattress winners from this year's 30th anniversary Sleep Stakes celebration to nominate local charities in need of mattresses. The company will donate 30 new mattress sets to six charities based on Facebook voting.
Among nominations were the St. Paul de Vincent Society of Marietta and the Latrobe Street Mission of Parkersburg, made by Theresa Clift of Marietta and Tracy Browning of Mineral Wells, respectively.
Both organizations will each receive five mattresses, said Steve Plantz, director of communications for the company.
"This year we gave away 30 new mattresses to celebrate our company's 30th anniversary. Now we've asked our 30 winners to nominate charities in their hometowns," Innovative Mattress Solutions owner Kim Knopf said. "The top six vote-getting charities will receive five mattresses each."
Fifteen of Innovative Mattress Solutions' 30 winners answered the call and nominated local charities from their communities.
Facebook voting began midnight Dec. 13 and ended Tuesday. The top six charities will receive five new mattresses.
The other nominated charities were:
* Salvation Army, Cleveland
* Faith House, Lorain, Ohio
* AMVETS Post 99, Vandalia, Ohio
* Faith Mission, Columbus
* Bethany House, Cincinnati
* Union Mission, Charleston
* Brian's Safehouse, Prosperity, W.Va.
* Chrysalis House, Lexington, Ky.
* Hope Center, Lexington
* Home of the Innocents, Louisville, Ky.
* Portland Cares, Portland, Tenn.
* Hope Place, Huntsville, Ala.
* Cullman Caring for Kids, Cullman, Ala.
Innovative Mattress Solutions is headquartered in Winfield, W.Va. It does business as Mattress Warehouse, Sleep Outfitters and Mattress King in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Alabama.
Recently, Innovative Mattress Solutions was cited by the trade publication Furniture/Today as the nation's eighth largest bedding retailer and 61st largest furniture store.