A CORPORATE CITIZEN UNLOADS HIS OWN TRUCKS

The mayor reached me on a soccer field in Plano this a.m. and asked me to stop by the Foxmoor Apartments near Royal Lane. I got there, with Allisonettes #1 and #3 in tow, as Barrie Brown, CEO of Mattress Giant, delivered three loads of mattresses–gratis–to evacuees settled there yesterday. Brown said he and his men were up until 4 in the morning getting the delivery ready, and the guys were volunteering their time. Brown responded to Mayor Miller’s plea for help this week by promising $250,000 worth of mattresses, the largest donation in the company’s history, and I watched as he made good on it. The thing I like about the guy is that he was helping unload the trucks and sweating like a laborer. Good man. Good company.

Furniture and household goods are desperately needed now that the evacuees are being relocated into vacant apartments. To find the emergency warehouse closest to you to drop-off donations, please call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 214-352-7837.

Newsletter

Get a weekly recap in your inbox every Sunday of our best stories from the week plus a primer for the days ahead.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Restaurants

Restaurants

Bars

Bars

Events

Events

Attractions

Attractions

View All

View All

Comments

Comments are closed.