Last updated 12:20PM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Mattresses Sent to Tropical Region
(2007-08-17)
(WOUB) - Thanks to an unusual re-use project on Ohio University's campus, hundreds of mattresses are on a one-way trip to Jamaica.

They're a gift from the university to those in need throughout the tropical region.

Mattresses that have outlived their use in campus residence halls are loaded into shipping containers.

These containers are then sent out directly to the sunny islands of the Caribbean.

Recipients there will then have these mattresses to help them through the hurricane season, when many residents' homes and furnishings are destroyed.

Friday morning's shipment is the fourth load that Campus Recycling has sent out this summer.

Two more loads are scheduled to be shipped in September.
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