One of the most heard suggestions and requests by our churches and guests have revolved around better mattresses. We all know that sleep affects our overall health and wellbeing, and sleep helps us with healthy brain functions, emotional wellbeing, physical health, and increases our ability to function throughout the day. Our ability to engage the world, encounter God, and grow from our experiences is central to our ability to be the church and live out our personal calling.
For the past year, Don and I have talked about ways to address this challenge to provide quality bedding to help maximize individuals’ experiences while camping, retreating, or participating in other events at Slumber Falls. We have been diligent in trying to find cost effective ways to change out over 120 mattresses. Naturally good mattresses are costly, but we have been able to find a donor for 128 Tempur-Pedic mattresses. The value of this donation is $147,600. What we were asked to contribute is an administrative fee originally for $7,000. We were able to get 20% off that fee bringing the total to $5,600. With the cost of the administrative fee and the mattress protectors (about $1500), we are needing to raise $7,000.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us unload the trucks on the day of delivery (we will let interested people know when we get this information). Please consider contributing to the mattress overhaul project at Slumber Falls Camp.
We would like to extend a special thank you to those that have already donated. If you are interested in donating you may do so through the Slumber Falls website at www.slumberfalls.org, you may mail a check made out to Slumber Falls Camp to 3610 River Road, New Braunfels, TX 78132, or you may also make a donation by phone with your credit card by calling the Slumber Falls office at 830-625-2212.
Dr. Don and Jeremy