Firefighters were called last week Wednesday to the North Tonawanda home of Kenneth Walker, 28. Walker lives at the apartment with his wife and two children. They were not injured, but the family lost “everything” including two cats in the fire. The day before the fire, Walker showed Buffalo media an anonymous letter he said was left in his mailbox on Monday. It told him to resign because he’s black, “or you will regret it.”
Since the fire, people have donated tens of thousands of dollars to help the Walker family. According to the GoFundMe Page, the family has nearly $150,000 in everything from furniture to food.
Additionally, firefighters in Los Angeles and San Francisco are paying for Walker and his family to have a week-long vacation in Venice Beach California,WBKW reports.
“Three thousand miles away, the brotherhood is still strong,” President of Gratwick Hose Fire Company Bob Brennan told WBKW.