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Walker Furniture Announces 10 Military Recipients of the Fourth Annual ‘Help for Heroes’ Program

July 9, 2017 by  

Walker Furniture Announces 10 Military Recipients of the Fourth Annual ‘Help for Heroes’ Program
American Legion Paradise Post 149
held a special presentation at the Leatherneck Club for the recipients of Walker Furniture’s fourth annual “Help for Heroes” program, which helps wounded U.S. Military personnel and veterans in Clark County with specialized and home furniture. 

(Pictured above: Help for Heroes Larry Alterwitz CEO Walker Furniture, veteran Robert Leonard, Tim Gomez Commander Paradise Post 149).

“For all that our military do for us and their sense of selflessness,” said Larry Alterwitz, CEO for Walker Furniture, “We feel honored to be in a position where we can give back even a little to our local heroes. It’s really the very least we can do.”

(first row) Jodie Pokakaa, Randy Martinez, Millford (Mel) Little, Javier Suarez’s wife Estella, James Smith, Robert Leonard (top row) Patti Gerace Walker Marketing Dir., John Rupe Past Commander Post 149, Mark Bland, Greg Whalen, Kenneth Hall, Jared Stacey, Tim Gomez Commander 149, and Larry Alterwitz Walker CEO

(first row) Jodie Pokakaa, Randy Martinez, Millford (Mel) Little, Javier Suarez’s wife Estella, James Smith, Robert Leonard (top row) Patti Gerace Walker Marketing Dir., John Rupe Past Commander Post 149, Mark Bland, Greg Whalen, Kenneth Hall, Jared Stacey, Tim Gomez Commander 149, and Larry Alterwitz Walker CEO

Deliveries will begin Monday, July 10 with the Jared Stacey family. He was deployed four times but on the last tour of duty was hit by two back-to-back IEDs. He suffered multiple injuries and is 100 percent disabled. Together he and his wife have five children and the youngest has significant special needs. They will receive a houseful of furniture and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission gives food and other items to recipients if needed, as well as support in many other areas.

Larry Alterwitz CEO Walker Furniture making presentations to each recipient

Larry Alterwitz CEO Walker Furniture making presentations to each recipient

Other recipients alphabetically include: Mark Bland, Kenneth Hall, Robert Leonard, Millford (Mel) Little, Randy Martinez, Jodie Pokakaa, James Smith, Javier Suarez and Greg Whalen.

Walker Furniture Help for Heroes Recipients 2017

Walker Furniture Help for Heroes Recipients 2017

The selection is made by letters received by Walker Furniture, which are then reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel headed by Commander Tim Gomez of the American Legion Paradise Post 149. The post commander and members personally visit each prospective recipient to evaluate their individual needs.

After the presentation, John Mull’s – Road Kill Grill, another “Help for Heroes” partner with Walker Furniture provided lunch for the veterans, their families and volunteers.

“We need to remember and acknowledge what these men and women have sacrificed and done for us,” Alterwitz said. “The Veterans Administration helps them but is limited in what they can do beyond their medical needs. This is a chance to help a veteran and to say Thank You.”

For more information about Walker Furniture, visit www.walkerfurniture.com or follow on Twitter @walkerfurniture and Facebook.com/walkerfurniture for events, promotions and products.

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