In the early hours of Sunday, December 30, 2012, a fire started in the King Family's garage. The fire made it into the attic and quickly spread throughout the house. They lost almost everything. Included in that loss was 5 year old, Andrew's Christmas presents. On December 31, with the help of firefighters from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, we replaced Andrew's presents.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, the Dotson family suffered a catastrophic fire. The fire destroyed everything in their apartment. The Dotson family consists of LaTrensha and her children: 3 month old Andreana, 3 year old Sharrod, 5 year old Darrian, 8 year old Tyreese, 12 year old Tyrone, and 17 year old Natjana. On Christmas morning, with the help of North Las Vegas Fire Rescue, we were able to deliver Christmas to the children. Special thank you Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation for providing for all the children.
Thursday, December 13, 2012, the Marrero family had a kitchen and living room fire. The didn't consume everything in the house, but most everything was damaged due to the heat and smoke. Their Christmas presents were damaged. On December 21st, with the help of Clark County Fire Dept.,we replaced their Christmas presents.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the Kinchen family suffered a catastrophic fire. The fire destroyed everything in the house. On December 21st, with the help of Clark County Fire Dept. and TriState Careflight, we delivered the family Christmas presents.
On September 22, 2012, while celebrating Omar's 4th birthday, a turkey fryer was accidentally knocked over and engulfed the room. Polo ran through the fire to rescue Omar and Celeste. All three were badly burned. A week later, Polo died from his injuries. A few days later, his wife unexpectedly died. Omar and Celeste are still in UMC Burn Center recovering from their burns but they are doing very well and should be going home soon. The fire wasn't during the holidays but with their extenuating circumstances, we wanted to make sure the kids had a great Christmas. After we left the Burn Center, we went to the family's new house and gave Gyovanni some Christmas presents.Thank you to Clark County Fire Dept for helping us with this delivery.
Friday, December 16, 2011, the Martinez family suffered a catastrophic fire and lost almost evertything they owen. Jose and Mary have their 14 year old son, Dominic, and their two grandchilren, 4 year old Tara and 1 year Gage staying there. On Chrismtas morning, with the help of the Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association, Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and firefighters from the Henderson Fire Department, we are going to deliver Christmas to them.
Saturday, December 3, 2011, the Fernandez family suffered a catastrophic fire and lost almost everything they own. Juan and Michelle have three children: 7 year old Brianna, 9 year old Kevin, and 15 year old Josh, who has cerebral palsy. The Fernandez had done their Christmas during black Friday and had the children's presents hidden in the attic. The fire consumed their presents. On Friday, along with the assistance of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and Clark County firefighters, we are going to deliver Christmas to them.
Thursday, December 15, 2011, Antonio Harris and his fiancee, Romalisha North, had a catastrophic fire. Antonio has two chilren, 4 year old Trenton and 3 year old Tristina. Antonio and Romalisha are currently unemployed and the few things they were able to get Trenton and Tristina for Christmas were lost in the fire. On Wednesday, with the help of North Las Vegas firefighters, we are going to deliver Christmas to Trenton and Tristina. Please check back for pictures.
Sunday, December 4, 2011, Trevor and Ashleigh Cawthern lost everything they own in tragic fire. The newlyweds have a 4 month old son, Logan. Today, we gave them some formula, diapers, wipes, a stroller, car seat, and walker bounce toy.
Sunday, January 16, 2011, Bobby Gire and his girlfriend, Lisa, suffered a fire that damaged almost everything, including their Christmas presents for 12 year old Maverick and 1 year old Nyla. This delivery was special for us because Maverick is a hero as he saved the life of his sister, Nyla
Wednesday, January 11, 2011, the Dalley family had a fire that damaged almost everything they owned. The Dalley family is a family of seven, which includes Brian and Kristi, and their five children: 11 year old Will, 7 year old Caleb, 5 year old Elise, 3 year old James, and 18 month old Emma.
On January 12, 2011, the Otteson family in Tonopah, NV lost everything in a fire. Operation FireH.E.A.T. normally covers the Las Vegas valley and surrounding communities so this was a little far for us but this was a special family. The Otteson's are family to a LVFR firefighter; therefore they are in our extended fire family. As this was so far and we are not set up with Tonopah Fire Department to do our normal toy delivery, we are proud to assist them by giving them some of our VISA debit cards.
Sunday, January 2, 2011, the Velazquez family had a fire that damaged almost everything they owned. The Velazquez family is a family of eight, which includes of Manuela and four children: 8 year old Mayra, 9 year old Janet, 11 year old Raul and 13 year old Alejandra.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010, the Toliver family had a fire that damaged almost everything they owned. The Toliver family includes Mary and Diontary, their 18 year old daughter Ashlee and 10 year old Dionte.
Friday, December 10, 2010, the Lightfoot's suffered a kitchen fire that destroyed everything in the kitchen and family room. The rest of the apartment had extensive heat and smoke damage. This was one after Veronica was released from the hospital for having surgery. The apartment is shared by Veronica Lightfoot and her husband. They also have their 10 year old grandson, Elmore Newbury living there.
Monday, December 13, 2010, the Ramiscal family had a fire that damaged almost everything they owned. Jennifer and her three children, 15 year old Jacquie, 17 year old Jessica and 19 year old Ryan live there. Jennifer's mother, Alice, and brother, Jason, also live there.
In the early morning on January 31, 2009, a fire broke out on Monaco Shores Dr damaging the entire house. Owners Mo and Trang lived here with their two children, 8 year old Andrew and 5 year old Nicky. The fire destroyed the children's Christmas presents. This is where we were able to step in and assist.
Early Christmas morning, Carlos and Grisel DeLeon returned home to find their house on fire. The DeLeon's 20 year old daughter Leli, 15 year old Justin and 15 month old granddaughter Evieleas live with them. Luckily, none of the children were home at the time of the fire but their house was a total loss and, sadly, they also lost their two beloved pets.
On Christmas night, the June family suffered a fire that totaled their garage and two vehicles. The fire was contained to the garage, but the rest of house, along with their Christmas presents, sustained heavy smoke damage. Nekia has four children: 11 year old Jeremiah, 10 year old Shamiah, 8 year old Rosemarie and 7 year old Apryl.