Verlo Mattress Factory donation brings a comfort of home to "Transplant Homes"

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A big donation was made on Friday, September 26th to a program that tries to bring the comforts of home to family members who have someone in the hospital.

The program is called "Transplant Homes." It's a place for families awaiting life-saving transplant surgeries at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

On Friday, Verlo Mattress Factory donated eight new mattresses to the program. Now people staying at the facility know they have a comfortable place to sleep.

"I think it's awesome cause you know what after spending a long day in the hospital every day with your loved ones you need that good night's sleep, you need to have the strength and energy to keep up their strength and energy," said Amanda Kelleher, whose husband is in the hospital.

There is a small fee for people to use the "Transplant Homes" program, but it's free if they cannot afford it.