Homeless vets get a better nights sleep thanks to 7 year old and donated mattresses
11:23 AM, Oct 12, 2018
BALTIMORE - World Homeless Day – Oct. 10 – draws attention to those in need around the world, triggering actions by many to help out.
In the Baltimore area, a 7 year old wanted to help out.
Tyler Stallings teamed up with Leesa Sleep and West Elm to donate mattresses at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training.
Stallings is the CEO of Kid Time Enterprises, which assembles and distributes hero bags to the homeless community in Baltimore.
Stallings also presented a monetary donation and handed out hero bags as well.
“I thought that, ‘why do we have homes and the veterans have to find stuff like bags to make clothes out of trash bags and things and you know they don’t have a home?’” Stallings said. “I want to give them out because i felt that, ‘why do we have something and they don’t?’”
More than 500,000 Americans who are seeking refuge from homelessness, domestic risk, human trafficking and other hardships also don't have beds.
Since Leesa Sleep was founded in 2015, the company has donated more than 30,000 mattresses that have resulted in more than 10 million nights of better rest.