'Fox & Friends' Viewers Help Raise $100K for Vet's Furniture Company, Mortgage
Fox & Friends' generous viewers stepped up big time to help out a veteran whose furniture company assists the families of the fallen.
Ainsley Earhardt updated us this morning on the story of Troy Walker, an Army veteran and the owner of Dog Tag Furniture, which makes wooden American flags.
In some cases, the artwork is customized with the name of a U.S. service member killed in action or who committed suicide.
— Troy Walker (@Dogtagfurniture) September 2, 2017
Walker said after he made an appearance on the show a few months ago, the company received more than $100,000 in sales and donations.
He said after segment, his voicemail filled up, his website crashed and he began getting checks in the mail ranging from five bucks to $5,000.
Walker said this morning that all of the company's proceeds go toward helping the families of fallen soldiers. He explained that five years ago, his "battle buddy" from his time in combat took his own life and the family couldn't afford a funeral.
He said he incurred so much debt from the business, with each dollar received going to military funerals, that he fell behind on his mortgage.
Thanks to the flood of donations, including one exceptionally generous gift, he was able to make the payments, he said this morning.
Watch the interview above and check out Dog Tag Furniture.