Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Joins WorldBed Mission for Haiti

WHITTIER, Calif.-Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group has donated waterproof beds to the WorldBed project, part of the relief effort for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

The WorldBed initiative's goal is to send 200,000 beds to Haiti, according to Herman Tam, group vice president of sales and marketing for the Consumer Products Group. The cot-sized beds can be compression-packaged and quickly dispatched in volume to areas of need, according to a statement from the Leggett & Platt unit.

These beds are geared toward providing a comfortable night's sleep to earthquake victims with the approach of Haiti's rainy season. The WorldBed project was initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and was revisited this past January after the Haitian earthquake.

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