Denver family surprised with new apartment after being kicked out of motel

DENVER – In the true spirit of the season, our community gives to families in need while on vacation.

Denver7 first told you about Eddie Walker and his family a few weeks ago. They lived in a motel in East Colfax and had no light for several days.

“My air conditioning runs on my neighbor’s electricity, and we all have these funny wires all over the place,” said Eddie Walker at the time. “I don’t get what I pay for.”

Walker, his wife Ragen Atkinson and their two daughters were then kicked out the day after they broke on the news to share their story with you.

“They came over and they basically said, ‘either you have the money or you have to go,'” Walker said, describing his conversation with the management of the motel. “So we left.”

After watching their story, viewers in Denver7 immediately responded and helped the family find temporary accommodation. Viewers generously donated over $ 14,000 to help the family get back on their feet.

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Your donation through Denver7 Gives allowed Denver7 not only to find an apartment for the family, but also to furnish everything.

“I saw the story on the news and kind of pulled my heart out, of course,” said Robyn Nicholson, regional manager at Echelon Property Group, which operates Mosaic Apartments. “

Earlier Monday, our friends at Arc Thrift Stores filled a truckload of furniture, and American Furniture Warehouse also brought a truck with them, donating beds and mattresses, then putting them together to “make the house look good for them. holidays. ”

Denver7 anchors Anne Trujillo and Shannon Ogden then came to spruce up their new home to make it feel right at home, and we can’t thank the folks at Denver Apartment Finders enough for finding a suitable apartment for the house. family and coordinate with Nicholson, to quickly welcome the family to their new home.

“So that we can have an apartment with furniture, gifts for the little girls who are just lovely… we’re changing their lives today,” Nicholson said. Thanks to your generosity, Denver7 was also able to obtain a Christmas tree and many gifts to thank the girls.

Watch the moment our Denver7 team surprised the family with their new home in the player above.

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