Eddie Walker and his family got money from Denver7 viewers to help them move into a new apartment during the holiday season, proving once again that December is a month of giving. Eddie and his family had to leave their old home and didn’t have anywhere else to go. Eddie and his family were having a hard time during the holidays, but they were brought back to happiness by a simple but kind act from Denver7 viewers.
Eddie Walker and his family lived in a Colfax motel, but they were kicked out because they couldn’t pay the rent. When people who watched Denver7 heard about their situation, they came together to help.
In an interview with Denver7, Walker talked about how bad their living conditions were at the motel. Walker also said in the news that the motel’s air conditioner ran on electricity from a neighbor’s house. He also said that there were “funny wires” sticking out of different parts of the motel. So, he didn’t think it was worth it to live there because he didn’t get enough amenities for what he was paying.
In his interview with Denver7, he made things worse by telling the truth. After a few days, the motel owner kicked him and his family out. Walker said that before they were kicked out of the motel, the management gave them two options: either pay the rent or leave. Walker chose the second choice.
Denver7 talked about this event again, and this time their viewers were really affected by it. After seeing the story on the news, many people wanted to help, and in a short amount of time, $14000 was raised to pay their rent.
Walker not only got a good apartment, but the donations also helped him furnish it perfectly. Russel Haythorn, a reporter for a local news station, was also at Walker’s new apartment, according to Denver7’s YouTube channel.
Haythorn of the Denver7 wrote about how the staff worked with Walker’s family, American Furniture Warehouse, and Arc Thrift store to fix up Walker’s house. The people who work at Denver7 also gave Walker and his family a tall, well-decorated Christmas tree. Many things were also given to them by American Furniture Warehouse and Arc Thrift Stores.
Walkers were also shown in the YouTube video that everything was a surprise. When they opened the door to their apartment, the couple and their kids were shocked by what they saw. After that, Haythorn told the Walkers that everyone worked on their home on purpose. Walker was asked to talk about how he felt, but he couldn’t because he was too emotional. His wife said that they were happy and grateful.
Haythorn then asked how things were before this shock. Walker’s wife, Atkinson, said it was a hard time for her family.
She added with tears in her eyes, “started from the bottom, and now things are better.” He said that he and his family were very happy and that he felt at home. A YouTube video showed how much the family loved and appreciated the Christmas tree. Then, Atkinson told how they moved from South Carolina to Denver in search of a better life and stayed at the motel in Colfax. At this point, they met up with the news crew from Denver7.
The Walkers’ rooms could be seen on a tour of the apartment in the YouTube video. In one room, the girls had two twin beds, and in the other, the couple had a king-sized bed. Brian Sanchez, who works for Denver Apartment Finder, said that he once saw Atkinson wearing a “Faith in Denver” hoodie. Mosaic Apartments finally gave Walker a job.