'I was stunned and so relieved and happy'

'I was stunned and so relieved and happy'
SEATTLE -- An outpouring of generosity originally meant to help one crime victim is now helping an entire women's shelter.

The story starts with Bernida Simmons, who -- along with a fellow resident of the Jubilee Women's Center -- lost all her belongings when somebody stole her moving truck. The story broke Scott Smalling's heart.

"I called the Problem Solvers and asked is there anything Beauty Rest company can do to help these two women, they lost their mattresses," Smalling said.

Smalling connected with the shelter and learned it needed help.

"What I found out is, there was a larger need at the Jubilee Women's Center than just the women who lost their personal belongings," he said.

Jubillee had been struggling with the financial challenge of replacing all of its worn out beds.

"It was absolutely amazing to have somebody say they want to donate all new mattresses to us. I was stunned and so relieved and happy," said Cheryl Seson, the shelter executive director.

Smalling called one of his retailers, Mattress Discounters, which agreed to donate new mattresses to the shelter.

"This is something we want to provide to Jubilee Women's Shelter and help these women recharge and get back on their feet," said Jarrett Tomalin of Mattress Discounters.

Jubilee Residents say the donation will make a difference.

"These are caring people. You know, they do. They care," one resident said..

Beauty Rest and Mattress Discounters will now donate the used beds to the Share House, a local second hand furniture bank for people with low income.