Bob’s Discount Furniture and Los Angeles Chargers Surprise “Hometown Hero” with Room Makeover

Omni-channel furniture retailer honors Santa Ana teen for life-saving actions

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – November 15, 2019 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the United States, teamed up with the Los Angeles Chargers to honor a Santa Ana teen after his quick actions saved his family from a house fire. On Wednesday, members of the Bob’s team surprised the family of Juan Hermosillo, the 14-year old hometown hero, with a new furniture delivery and room makeover. Two Charger Girls were also on-hand to thank the teen for his courage and selflessness.

Earlier this year, Juan Hermosillo awoke in the early morning hours to the smell of smoke in his family home. After seeing plumes of black smoke coming from his parents’ bedroom, Juan acted quickly to alert the family and attempted to extinguish the flames. While his mother and other family members were able to escape, Juan courageously rescued his sleeping stepfather from the fire. In September, Juan received an Orange County Fire Authority Life Saving certificate in a special ceremony to honor his actions.

The Chargers invited Juan and his entire family to the Chargers vs. Steelers game on October 13th, where they were honored on the field and presented with a custom Chargers jersey with the family’s last name on the back. During the game, it was announced that Bob’s would be donating furniture for a room makeover. Bob’s Showroom Manager Jonathan Arita, who was on hand for the delivery and room reveal, later assisted the Hermosillo family in measuring their room and selecting the new furniture.

About Bob’s Discount Furniture

Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. With 122 furniture stores the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 11th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). In 2019, Bob’s was also named by Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Customer Service” brands, while Forbes lauded the company as one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.” The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy. Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.

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