Area furniture companies to donate bedding, other accessories to Dayton-area tornado victims

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Two furniture companies in the region will donate hundreds of mattresses and accessories to help Dayton area tornado victims.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Two furniture companies in the region plan to donate hundreds of mattresses and accessories on Monday to help Dayton area tornado victims.

Morris Furniture Co. and Furniture Fair will donate the items to St. Vincent de Paul on Monday morning and afternoon, respectively.

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The 56-year-old family-owned Furniture Fair will deliver 162 pieces of bedding to St. Vincent at 1:30 p.m., according to a press release.

The company has made contributions to other charities in recent weeks. For instance, it donated $5,000 to the Red Cross last month and has since delivered large boxes of cleaning and hygiene products to Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in the Cincinnati area.

Morris Furniture Company and its retail brands -- Morris Home, Ashley HomeStore and the Better Sleep Shop -- will donate nearly 200 mattresses, sheet sets and mattress protectors to St. Vincent de Paul for families who were impacted by the tornadoes, Larry Klaben, Morris' president and CEO said in a press release.

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The items will be delivered in three truckloads this morning, the release said.

"We know that many families have lost everything they own,” Klaben said. “Since the St. Vincent De Paul has years of experience helping families rebuild their lives after weather-related calamities, we will leave it to the experts at this renowned organization to distribute these mattresses and bedding accessories."