This holiday season, CORT had the opportunity to act as Santa for one lucky family in Columbus, Ohio.
“We delivered about 30 pieces of furniture. Everything from the kitchen table, sofa and chair, even a TV, some artwork and items to hang up,” said William Hoertz, showroom sales manager, CORT Columbus. “That’s what the whole season is about right? If you have the opportunity to help someone, you need to help someone.”
Corneka Williams, a young mother who was homeless as a result of domestic violence, along with her daughter Charli, were surprised three days before Christmas with furnishings for their new apartment from CORT.
Through Huckleberry House, a local nonprofit that provides shelter and services to run away, homeless and at-risk youth in Franklin County, Ohio, Williams was able to find support in the transitional living program that requires young adults to work, be enrolled in school, and set aside money for their futures.
“There aren’t enough words to say how grateful I am. Now, we have a comfortable place to live, a warm bed, things like that,” Williams says. “It’s like the lottery. Like whatever the mega-million is, it’s mine. And I don’t even have to pay taxes on it. That’s what it means to me. Me and Charli’s home. It’s our home. And it’s been made a home as of today.”
Thank you to the CORT Columbus team for supporting this worthy cause!