Art Van Donates Mattresses to Firehouses
Art Van Elslander with Detroit firefighters
WARREN, Mich.-Art Van Furniture has donated 150 twin mattresses to needy Detroit Fire Departments across the city.
Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, joined Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit Fire Commissioner Don Austin on Christmas Eve Day to present 14 of the mattresses as an early holiday gift to the Detroit firefighters at Engine 50, Ladder 23, on Detroit's East Side.
"The courageous firefighters of Detroit are true heroes in our city," said Art Van Elslander. "There is no better way for us to honor them than to bring some small measure of comfort to the place they call their home away from home."