Denver Mattress Company matches donations

Contact: Nicole Daniels
Phone: (616) 260-6097

Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 29, 2010) – The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) and Denver Mattress Company have joined forces for an online matching donation campaign to provide much-needed help for families in need.
“With the changing seasons and lower temperatures come a significant increase in people’s need for hearty food, warm clothing and safe shelter,” said AGRM President John Ashmen, adding that some 275 AGRM-member rescue missions across the United States are expected to provide about 500,000 meals this Thanksgiving.

The donation campaign will run through Nov. 30. Banner advertisements on numerous websites link to, where donors can select a rescue mission they want to support. For each participating rescue mission, Denver Mattress Company will match, dollar for dollar, all funds donated through the website, up to $2,500.

“This campaign will enable rescue missions to better serve not only homeless people but also individuals and families struggling to make ends meet in these tough economic times,” Ashmen said. “We are extremely grateful to our friends at Denver Mattress Factory and for their concern and compassion for those desperately in need. And we’re thankful for all those who generously give to rescue missions. Especially during this campaign, any amount will make a difference.”
This is the second year Denver Mattress Company has sponsored this campaign. Last year, donations and the company’s matching funds provided more than $200,000 for rescue missions nationwide.
Founded in 1913, AGRM represents about 275 rescue missions in major metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AGRM exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward the hungry, homeless, abused and addicted; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions. More information about AGRM is available at


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