Rebuilding Together Miami Dade and Sears Announce Heroes at Home Project

Heroes at Home will complete over 100 projects throughout the country during the spring of 2011.

For Immediate Release

March 14, 2011

WHAT:

Heroes at Home. Rebuilding Together Miami Dade is working with Sears Holdings for spring rebuilds occurring across the country. For four years, Rebuilding Together and Sears’ Heroes at Home program have rebuilt veterans’ homes and community centers to improve the lives of our nation’s military families through accessibility and critical renovations.

Heroes at Home will complete over 100 projects throughout the country during the spring 2011, and to date, has raised over $12 million to assist veterans and their families to live in viable and safe homes. To date Rebuilding Together has completed over 795 rebuilding projects for veterans across the country.

WHO:

Rebuilding Together Miami Dade is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership by revitalizing communities nationwide. Rebuilding Together Miami Dade and Sears Holdings will work together to engage local volunteers and businesses to impact Mr. James McCants, age 77, a Korean war veteran who has lived in his home for 49 years. The work scope includes a bathroom modification for wheelchair accessibility. Mr. Henry Tarver, age 85, a WWII vet is also a recipient of this grant. Mr. Tarver just lost his wife after 60 years of marriage. They had lived in their home 59 years. Work scope includes roof, porch and electrical repairs. Both houses will be painted and landscaped with volunteer help. Rebuilding Together Miami has completed 12 veterans’ homes to date.

WHEN:

March 19, 2011

WHERE:

Rebuilding Together Miami Dade will be working in Richmond Heights. 14810 SW 106 Avenue.

CONTACT:

Media Contacts for Rebuilding Together Miami - Dade
Donna Fales (786)290-7877 (cell) dfales.rtmiami@bellsouth.net
Emerson Fales (786)709-3181 (cell) gefales@gmail.com

Media Contacts for Rebuilding Together’s National Headquarters:
Becky Carter (202) 518-3500 (0) (202) 302-1139 (m) bcarter@rebuildingtogether.org

About Rebuilding Together Miami Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of hundreds of skilled and unskilled volunteers, Rebuilding Together Miami refurbishes 30 - 40 homes a year. By focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and elder home safety concerns, Rebuilding Together Miami provides low-income elderly and disabled homeowners with the ability to live safely, independently and with dignity. Approximately $350,000 in market value of work is donated to the community annually. The Miami affiliate provides year-round services to the community.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com.

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