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Nominate a family to receive free furniture during holidays

Posted at 12:41 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 18:37:34-04

Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters Oct. 15 through Dec. 3, 2017, to assist individuals and families in Clark County in need for the 24th “Home For The Holidays” program. The search this year will provide 35 recipients (up from 30) with an entire houseful of new furniture.

Partnering again with Walker, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is the preliminary committee reading all the letters. Their expertly trained staff visit and identify the nominated families evaluating the most genuine need. Las Vegas Rescue Mission supplying food and toys along with support from other vendors and community entities.

Nominating letters describing a person or family’s situation come from anyone in the community including teachers, health care professionals, social service workers, clergy, friends, neighbors, and family members.

Letters must be received by Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, to be reviewed by the outside, independent panelists. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a local nonprofit organization servicing seniors with free assistive services, will read and verify the thousands of letters received. An Executive Committee comprised of Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, other community leaders and local media personalities will make the final selection for the 35 recipients, who will be notified the week of Dec. 11. Furniture delivers will begin Friday, Dec. 15.

Letters should be sent to:
Larry Alterwitz, CEO
Walker Furniture
301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
FAX: 702.384.7772

Letters can be mailed by U.S. Postal Service, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed to submissions@walkerfurniture.com. Letters can also be submitted online by visiting the Walker Furniture’s website www.walkerfurniturehomefortheholidays.com starting Oct. 15.