The Beautyrest team recently celebrated our fourth consecutive year of our Firehouse Recharge program! This philanthropic initiative was created to provide fire departments in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area with new Beautyrest mattresses so firefighters get the restful, recharging sleep they need to keep our communities safe.
We believe in the importance of good quality sleep for firefighters and the average person alike. Firehouse Recharge gives us the opportunity to champion good sleep for those who often need it most – our service men and women.
This year, we completed our commitment to DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department of 235 beds total, between last year and this year. We presented a certificate and a custom-made mini mattress to commemorate the occasion, at an event at Fire Station #6. The DeKalb department is one of the busiest in Georgia, covering one of the largest territories in the state. Across its 26 stations, they respond to an average of 101,000 calls per year.
To date, the program has provided over 480,000 nights of quality, restful sleep to local heroes in our community. In 2013-2014, we donated more than 350 Beautyrest mattresses to Atlanta-area stations. We plan to expand this program and are grateful for our local heroes!