July 22, 2011
Our helping hands came together to give the first La-Z-Boy “Helping Hand” award to a delivery driver at an event at the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store in San Diego today. During a routine delivery of a La-Z-Boy chair, Hugo Peña noticed his customer’s neighbor, Ed Ross, collapsed on his front porch. Peña acted quickly to call 911, alert Ross’ family and wait for assisting paramedics to arrive. The humble delivery driver then went on to make 17 more deliveries that day. Thanks to Peña’s quick thinking, Ross, who suffered heart failure, is now recovering at home. We worked with La-Z-Boy to plan the event honoring Peña, which was attended by local fire departments, the safety commission chairperson and representatives for local public officials, as well as KUSI-TV. Peña also received a “thank you” in the form of a La-Z-Boy “Carlyle” chair, and Ross was presented with a La-Z-Boy “Woodmont” recliner to help him enjoy a comfortable recovery.