Walker to the rescue: Store furnishes family’s home

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December 2017—

After a Las Vegas family lost everything in a house fire last month, HFA member Walker Furniture stepped in to make this holiday one to remember.

The company furnished Fay Torres’ entire home just in time for the holidays.

“I don’t know what to say I don’t know what to think,” said Faye Torres.

Torres spent several weeks sharing an air mattress with her 5-year-old daughter and fiancé. The family lost everything after a fire broke out while Torres’ daughter and fiancé were at home.

According to Torres, her fiancé and daughter had to jump from their balcony to escape the blaze. Although her daughter wasn’t hurt, her fiancé was injured when he landed head first.
“It’s been very rough…very rough,” Torres said.

A month before the fire, Torres was dealing with the pain of an October shooting where she lost an uncle and aunt.

Her heartache and struggle were seen by friends, including a co-worker who wrote a letter on behalf of Torres nominating her for Walker Furniture’s Home for the Holidays. The store has been helping families during the holidays for years now.

“For them to think of you like that, that’s love right there,” Torres said as she wiped tears.

Torres’ home was fully furnished, and she also received gifts from the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and a Christmas tree from Star Nursery.

Walker Furniture plans to donate to over 30 families this holiday season.

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