blown away with Aaron's visit at Sealy this morning. We're
big fans of Aaron Neville's music -- now more than ever
Dave McIlquham, Sealy chairman and CEO
Musician Aaron Neville made a
surprise visit to the offices of mattress manufacturer Sealy
made the stop to thank
Sealy executives and employees for their
support and donations to the American Red Cross in the aftermath
Neville was greeted by a crowd of Sealy plant employees and
staff who flooded the mattress manufacturer's lobby as word
Neville would drop in on its North Carolina headquarters.
Neville presented Sealy chairman and chief executive officer,
McIlquham with an autographed copy of his new "Christmas Prayer"
CD and spoke
in gentle tones about the tragedy and loss that he, his family
experienced through Hurricane Katrina. Neville signed
autographs, stood for
pictures and hugged employees during his stop.
"We were blown away with Aaron's visit at Sealy this morning.
fans of Aaron Neville's music -- now more than ever. And we
tireless effort to support the American Red Cross fundraising in
of Katrina and Rita. All of us at Sealy consider him a friend in
important work and we hope the next time he stops by, he'll give
us a song,"
Neville's entry in the company's guest log bears his
signature and under
the column designating whom he was visiting, he simply wrote
Immediately following the onset of Hurricane Katrina, Sealy
million in cash and product to the American Red Cross for
Efforts. Sealy employee associates raised an additional $72,250
donations for the American Red Cross.
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