|The Massindo Group recently donated supplies to flood victims in Jakarta. Photo courtesy of Protect-a-Bed.
JARKARTA, Indonesia – The Massindo Group, the distributor of Protect-A-Bed products and owner of the Comforta mattress brand in Indonesia, recently donated 60 foam mattresses to victims of a massive flood that is immobilizing Jakarta, the firm said. Massindo Group employees, together with the Kopassus, the Special Command Forces in the region, distributed mattresses, food, flashlights, bottled water and medication to flood victims in January.
Concerned the waters were not receding after the Jan. 17 flood, the Massindo Group wanted to help flood victims who did not evacuate, the company said. “As we understand so far, many individuals preferred to stay at their homes, sleeping on the floor or floor mat,” says Massindo Group CEO Jeffri Massie. “We realized the need for mattresses is so important for citizens to achieve a proper rest, especially during this stressful time.”
To distribute the mattresses, Massindo Group’s team covered the mattresses with Protect-A-Bed waterproof mattress encasements and placed the boxed supplies on top. Because roads are impassable due to high water, the protected mattresses were floated to recipients. “We think this is an ingenious way to transport essential supplies to those in need,” says James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed. “But it also proves that Protect-A-Bed mattress encasements can keep mattresses clean and dry, even from a flood.”
The mattress donation is the latest example of Massindo Group’s dedication to helping those in need. “We’ve distributed food, bug spray, Kleenex and other medical supplies to nearly 500 people,” Massie says. “We will continue to help and are hopeful the waters will recede soon.”