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Walker Furniture gives single mom furniture

Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 21:53:52-05

Walker Furniture began delivering furniture today and a single mother was one of the first to receive a house full of furniture.

Precious Erwin could hardly contain herself when the furniture began coming through the door.

She also got a  gift card in the amount of $400.

Erwin is mother to four children and life hasn't been easy for the young woman lately. She recently got out of an abusive marriage.

Her children range in age from 1 to 8. Erwin is just 25 years old.

The family was couch surfing for a little while until Erwin found an apartment. But, there wasn't much in it. Until now. Now the family has beds, couches, a dining room table and more.

Every year, members of the community nominate recipients for the annual furniture giveaway by sending letters to Walker's.

A committee then chooses who will receive a house full of furniture.

This year, they are giving furniture to 30 families in need. This is the 23rd year for the Home for the Holidays program.

13 Action News is one of the many sponsors of the program.