DENVER, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Mattress Company (DMC) and Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) are pleased to announce that their charity campaign this holiday season raised $282,753 for those in need.
From November 1 st to the 30 th, DMC pledged to match every dollar donated to the 67 participating rescue missions, with a $2,500 cap per market. $132,753 donations in all were made and there was a large increase in individual organizations meeting their match goal. Though the missions did not reach the original cap of $150,000 that DMC pledged to match, DMC has decided nonetheless to generously donate the entire amount to the AGRM.
"When it comes to companies that demonstrate a caring heart for individuals on every rung of the economic ladder," said Association of Gospel Rescue Missions President John Ashmen, "our friends at Denver Mattress are clearly out in front. The have become invaluable partners with our association and with our member organizations that tirelessly provide radical hospitality to desperate individuals and families in our cities and communities. Denver Mattress' generosity ensures that the poor and powerless continue to receive help and hope—particularly at this time of year when the need is so great."
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions"Founded in 1913,
Colorado Springs-based AGRM is
North America's oldest and largest network of independent crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus. Each year member rescue missions serve approximately 42 million meals, provide more than 15 million nights of lodging, bandage the emotional wounds of thousands of abuse victims, and graduate 18,000-plus individuals from addiction-recovery programs. For more information or to locate an AGRM member organization, see
http://www.agrm.org , or call (719) 266-8300."