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Factory Mattress, Tempur-Pedic to give more than 1,000 sleep sets to fire victims

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-based mattress retailer Factory Mattress has teamed with mattress manufacturer Tempur-Pedic and the Red Cross to provide beds to families affected by the devastating Bastrop wildfires in Texas.

Over the next few weeks, more than 1,000 Tempur-Pedic mattresses, valued at more than $1.3 million, will be donated. Factory Mattress also will provide box spring foundations, in conjunction with vendors.

"The entire Factory Mattress family has its roots in central Texas, so when a tragedy like this occurs, it affects us all," said Stephen Frey Jr., co-owner and director of marketing. "We are happy to assist in any way possible, and truly appreciative of Temper-Pedic for their generous support."

Factory Mattress has been involved in local charitable efforts for more than 30 years, including donating mattresses to tornado victims in Jarrell, Texas, in 1997.

"This is our way of giving back," said Stephen Frey Sr., co-owner. "Our family has always received such strong support from the community, so it's a blessing that Temper-Pedic has supported us during this time so that we may help our neighbors."

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