During the month of November Denver Mattress Company is partnering with Union Gospel Mission to help Spokane’s homeless.
Through the end of the month Denver Mattress will double every dollar donated online to UGM, up to $2,500. Money raised will go toward feeding, sheltering and clothing UGM guests during the busy fall and winter seasons.
UGM is a Christian organization working to break the cycle of homelessness, abuse and addiction in the Inland Northwest by providing various resources to those in need. According to its website, in 2015 the organization served more than 339,500 meals and provided nearly 110,000 nights of shelter for more 3,000 men, women, and children.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.