Protect-A-Bed Products Help with Flood ReliefFebruary 4, 2013
The Massindo Group, the sole distributor of Protect-A-Bed products and owner of the Comforta mattress brand in Indonesia, donated 60 foam mattresses to victims of a massive flood in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Massindo Group employees, together with the Kopassus, the special cCommand forces in the region, distributed mattresses, food, flashlights, bottled water and medication to flood victims last week.
The flooding began Jan. 17 and many areas remain under water. Concerned the waters are not receding, the Massindo Group wanted to help flood victims who did not evacuate. "As we understand so far, many individuals preferred to stay at their homes, sleeping on the floor or floor mats," said Jeffri Massie, Massindo Group CEO. "We realized the need for mattresses is so important for citizens to achieve a proper rest, especially during this stressful time."
To distribute the mattresses, Massindo Group's team covered the mattresses with Protect-A-Bed waterproof mattress encasements and placed the boxed supplies on top. Because roads are impassable due to high water, the protected mattresses were floated to recipients.
"We think this is an ingenious way to transport essential supplies to those in need," said James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed. "But it also proves that Protect-A-Bed mattress encasements can keep mattresses clean and dry, even from a flood."
The mattress donation is the latest example of Massindo Group's dedication to helping those in need.
"We've distributed food, bug spray, Kleenex and other medical supplies to nearly 500 people," Massie said. "We will continue to help and are hopeful the waters will recede soon."