La Vista woman given new furniture after move out mistake

Sunday night, KETV NewsWatch 7 told you about a La Vista woman who was moved out of her apartment by mistake.Everything she owned, birth certificates, family heirlooms, even money was thrown in a dumpster by her apartment complex.An Omaha organization is furnishing her entire apartment again, free of cost. “They said they got the wrong apartment. They cleaned out the wrong apartment,” Stephanie Gunia said.Thursday, Stephanie Gunia came home to find her La Vista apartment empty.Her apartment complex said it mistakenly moved her items out and into dumpsters. The complex said staff was able to recover most of her items.“I felt so alone. I felt like trash, honestly. How could someone do that to someone,” Gunia said.The Omaha community jumped into action, making sure she knew she was not alone. The Furniture Project, a nonprofit aimed at helping people in need, called KETV NewsWatch 7, asking to get a hold of Gunia.“She’s been through a lot and she’s trying to make ends meet. And to come home after a long day of work to want to relax with your kids and find a situation like this, it just takes your breath away,” said Kaela Volkmer, executive director at The Furniture Project.“We are the place where we can make those connections and ensure that our neighbors who are struggling and facing these types of needs can be taken care of. And that we can communicate hope, that they’re not alone and that we truly care about their situation.”The Furniture Project brought Gunia in Tuesday to pick out everything she needed, for free.Staff said they had to help.”I just couldn’t. I was so mad when I read that article,” one staffer said as she helped Gunia shop.“I know. Overwhelming support. It means a lot,” Gunia told her.Gunia said the week has been a whirlwind, especially since many of her items dragged from the dumpster were covered in beer or broken.The complex said it would pay for anything missing and gave a $250 gift card.“It’s just very frustrating and I’m a lot more calm than I was then, but I’m trying to keep myself together because of my kids,” Gunia said.She said the outpouring of encouragement has been incredible.“There’s so many supportive people that want to hear what happened and that have my back and what they did was wrong and giving me good advice on what I should do. And I wouldn’t have known about any of this if nobody would have known what happened,” Gunia said.Gunia said she’s grateful to The Furniture Project for getting her back on her feet. “What you guys do is amazing,” Gunia said to Volkmer.To donate to Gunia, click here.

Sunday night, KETV NewsWatch 7 told you about a La Vista woman who was moved out of her apartment by mistake.

Everything she owned, birth certificates, family heirlooms, even money was thrown in a dumpster by her apartment complex.

An Omaha organization is furnishing her entire apartment again, free of cost.

“They said they got the wrong apartment. They cleaned out the wrong apartment,” Stephanie Gunia said.

Thursday, Stephanie Gunia came home to find her La Vista apartment empty.

Her apartment complex said it mistakenly moved her items out and into dumpsters. The complex said staff was able to recover most of her items.

“I felt so alone. I felt like trash, honestly. How could someone do that to someone,” Gunia said.

The Omaha community jumped into action, making sure she knew she was not alone. The Furniture Project, a nonprofit aimed at helping people in need, called KETV NewsWatch 7, asking to get a hold of Gunia.

“She’s been through a lot and she’s trying to make ends meet. And to come home after a long day of work to want to relax with your kids and find a situation like this, it just takes your breath away,” said Kaela Volkmer, executive director at The Furniture Project.

“We are the place where we can make those connections and ensure that our neighbors who are struggling and facing these types of needs can be taken care of. And that we can communicate hope, that they’re not alone and that we truly care about their situation.”

The Furniture Project brought Gunia in Tuesday to pick out everything she needed, for free.

Staff said they had to help.

“I just couldn’t. I was so mad when I read that article,” one staffer said as she helped Gunia shop.

“I know. Overwhelming support. It means a lot,” Gunia told her.

Gunia said the week has been a whirlwind, especially since many of her items dragged from the dumpster were covered in beer or broken.

The complex said it would pay for anything missing and gave a $250 gift card.

“It’s just very frustrating and I’m a lot more calm than I was then, but I’m trying to keep myself together because of my kids,” Gunia said.

She said the outpouring of encouragement has been incredible.

“There’s so many supportive people that want to hear what happened and that have my back and what they did was wrong and giving me good advice on what I should do. And I wouldn’t have known about any of this if nobody would have known what happened,” Gunia said.

Gunia said she’s grateful to The Furniture Project for getting her back on her feet.

“What you guys do is amazing,” Gunia said to Volkmer.

To donate to Gunia, click here.

https://www.ketv.com/article/overwhelming-support-la-vista-woman-given-new-furniture-by-nonprofit-after-move-out-mistake/39766435