We hope that as you do your Christmas shopping, you're making it a point to support your local stores, restaurants and retailers. They not only provide needed jobs and tax revenues to our communities, but they support local charities, fundraisers and other causes.
You see many of them advertising on KPLC. Sometimes they come to us to assist with unique and needed community projects.
You've no doubt seen "Mattress Joe" Abushanab on KPLC. Well, Mattress Joe, Mitch Bush's New Look Furniture and KPLC have teamed up to give over 200 comfy Tempurpedic mattresses to area women's shelters, fire stations and other civic organizations. Turns out many of these folks had previously been sleeping on old uncomfortable mattresses.
We're very proud to have been a part of this outreach which has provided nearly half a million dollars worth of high-quality bedding to those in need and others who give everyday to our community.
Providing a good night's sleep is just one way local retailers make a difference and help the rest of us wake up to a Better Southwest Louisiana.
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