Wounded Veterans Eligible for Free Adjustable Beds

More than 50,000 Americans have been combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. According to Defense Department accounting, more than 16,000 of those injured have been classified as severely wounded and of those more than 1,600 have had limb amputations.  These soldiers spend months, and in many cases years, in the hospital before being released to go back home.   Once home, these soldiers’s wounds and injuries make sleeping on flat beds difficult and painful. Many come home to beds that are old and uncomfortable and often times these veterans wind up sleeping in separate bedrooms from their partners because of their pain and sleep issues.

To help these wounded soldiers Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems, a leading national retailer of adjustable beds that are made in America, has created a program to help wounded veterans rest easier by donating new adjustable beds to injured service members through their “Beds For Our Troops” program. Each month a new service member receives a free adjustable bed from the Company.

“Quality rest and sleep is an important component in the journey to wellness,” stated Jeff Mowrey, Chief Operating Officer for Easy Rest.  “A good nights sleep helps improve mood, performance and concentration, all of which are necessary for rigorous therapy or the completion of everyday tasks.  We are honored to be able to help these brave men and women with this gift and thank them for their service to our country.”

Adjustable beds allow users to adjust the head or foot of the bed to just the right position to temporarily alleviate pain or pressure on specific parts of their bodies so that they can maximize the amount of sleep necessary for healing.  The Company’s beds come with relaxing massage features that may help to ease the stresses, aches and pains associated with recuperation.  Easy Rest’s adjustable beds can be attached to the users head and footboards and when they are in the flat position they look like any other bed on the market. The mattress quality compares to all of the major brands sold in the United States.

Program recipients can choose the bed size of their choice allowing them to once again sleep with their partner.  Veterans who have received beds through this program report a significant increase in the amount of sleep they are able to achieve. They report that they are waking with fewer aches and pains and are able to handle their waking hours better since receiving their new beds.

Army Sergeant Justin Bond is one of the veterans helped by this program.  He and his wife have both benefited from sleeping in an Easy Rest Adjustable Bed and he reports that he had to dust off his alarm clock for the first time since being injured after receiving his new bed.  You can read more of his story here.

Veterans interested in the program can fill out the information on the Beds For Our Troops home page.  The company will send a packet of information out to them to fill out and return.

 

 

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12 Responses to Wounded Veterans Eligible for Free Adjustable Beds

  1. Ann Mowrey says:

    Thank you for helping us spread the word!

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  2. Timothy Lundy says:

    Is this program still available for veterans?

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    • I will look into it for you and get back to you.

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    • Matt Strong says:

      I’m going to say NO! I’ve both submitted a package via certified snail mail and emailed Ann Mowrey, as requested by Easy Rest (there is still a working official Easy Rest program page on their website about this), all just before the 4th of July, with absolutely no acknowledgment from Easy Rest.

      I have an email tracking service that logs and reports each and every time an email I’ve sent was opened and read, to include who read it. It’s now Aug-21, and Ann has opened all three of my emails, some of them many times, but I’ve never gotten a response or acknowledgment back from her or Easy Rest. I’ve even emailed her simply asking for acknowledgment that my packet was received and this was a valid program, but again, my email was read several times by Ann but never replied to.

      I would be cautious submitting a ton of personal information and war stories to a company who won’t respond back or even confirm that this is a valid program. I’m half afraid this is some sort of scam and now I’m filled with a lot of anxiety and mistrust over this whole thing that I don’t need. I also feel dumb having spent a good amount of time advertising for these guys and telling people what good they are doing when maybe they aren’t doing anything and won’t even respond to customer service requests, probably one of the easiest thing a company could do. If they won’t respond to me now I would be fearful of the actual customer support available if anyone got or even bought a bed from them.

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  3. I am so sorry that you’ve had a negative experience. I wrote to my contact there, after your first comment, and have not heard back. I find it to be extremely irresponsible and don’t plan to work with them again.

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  4. Matt Strong says:

    Thanks, I just hope that they responsibly handle and destroy all the personal info, stories, and medical issues that I shared with them as required for their donation program.

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  5. Melissa says:

    Is this still available for wounded vets? And is so, how does someone apply? We have been looking for some time now for assistance with a comfortable bed for my husband. He had had major back surgery as well as suffers from leg problems.

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