Our Hope Hero Shout Out goes to Furniture Mall of Kansas Olathe for their generous donation of 24 new twin XL Tempur-Pedic mattresses complete with mattress covers and sheets to Shalom House.
One of the store’s owners, Jeff Winter, along with three of his employees, helped make the special delivery. The donation came following a request from one of Furniture Mall’s employees, Kory, who volunteered to serve meals at Shalom through Living Hope Church in Olathe. When the church’s pastor asked what more they could do, Shalom House Coordinator, Joe Domko, told them of the need for new mattresses. Joe never dreamed that conversation would lead to the donation of a new mattress for every available bed.
“This is unprecedented,” says Joe. “We’ve never been able to replace all of the mattresses at once, even though they’ve all become so worn.”
Some of the men served by Shalom have never even had the luxury of sleeping in a bed.
“The donation is so meaningful to these men,” adds Joe. “They see there’s a community that cares enough about them to want them to get a good night’s rest. It’s something that becomes part of their story.”