COCO-MAT supports the families afflicted by the catastrophic fires in Northern Evia, Greece The people in Northern Evia, who were afflicted by last summer’s devastating fires, were provided with mattresses and free stays at the company’s hotels
COCO-MAT, a leading company in the field of sleep products, supports the people in Northern Evia, who were afflicted by last summer’s devastating fires, offering mattresses and free stays at the company’s hotels.
Specifically, mattresses, bedmattresses and bed linen were delivered by COCO-MAT directly to the people in need, mostly in the areas of Skepasti, Rovies and Mantoudi, in the island of Evia. The company also made its hotels available to families that were rendered homeless by the fires, for as long as necessary, in order to repair their homes or make other arrangements.
In accordance with the principles of social responsibility and contribution which are central to the company’s philosophy, COCO-MAT extended to local beekeepers, access to its facilities and equipment, so as to repair hives damaged by the fires, as well as access to its network of suppliers and associates, in order to boost their sales.
Also, in view of salvaging and making use of the burnt trees and in collaboration with local Mayor Georgios Tsapourniotis, the company intends to use the inner part of the burnt trees which often retains the required characteristics (specific gravity, durability, density etc.) as raw material for the construction of wooden items, in an effort to promote the sustainable management and restoration of the burnt forest areas.
In the words of Mr. Paul Evmorfidis, one of COCO-MAT’s founders: “Offering support and meaningful assistance to fellow human beings who find themselves in dire positions, is everyone’s duty, including companies’ which operate within society as an integral part and often possess mechanisms which enable them to offer effective aid. The untold devastation caused by the recent forest fires in northern Evia, which afflicted both the people and the environment, raised a flag for us here at COCO-MAT. We felt it was a call to action, and we had to respond fast and with determination. It was the least we could do.”