Christmas is about giving and what better way to give than helping those in need.
That’s exactly what Walker Furniture employees and the Clark County Fire Department Station 14 did Monday.
Christmas arrived early for a family of five who couldn’t afford beds. Quy Kim-Tram is a single mother of four children who are 8,10,14, and 19 years old.
She lost her job and couldn’t afford to buy anything for her kids. Her family had been sleeping in a U-Haul truck before they got their apartment thanks to help from a social worker.
Until now, they have had no furniture and were sleeping on blankets.
Clark County Fire Station 14 and Walker Furniture selected the family as part of its “Home for the Holidays” program and gave them an apartment full of furniture as well as donations.
“The best part, was surprising me, knocking the door and everybody sending that for me,” said Quy Kim Tram, Las Vegas resident.
“It kind of blew up to something bigger when we went to see about furniture. Walker Furniture said ‘Hey we’ll help out.’ And the Las Vegas Rescue Mission helped out and then Star Nusery and the hospital and a bunch of other 3rd party donors, as well it just blew up to something incredible,” said Captain Parker Simper, Clark County Fire Department, Station 14.
The fire department is also paying two months of the families rent. This is the 25th year for the Walker Furniture Home for the Holidays program.
Thirty five families are being helped this year. Recipients are nominated by someone in the valley.