Sears’ Heroes at Home Program Announces Fall Projects with Rebuilding Together Miami Dade

Sears’ Heroes at Home Program, Rebuilding Together Miami Dade Start Renovations this fall for the Military Community

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2011

(Miami, FL) – Heroes at Home, a program created through the collaboration of Sears Holdings Corporation and Rebuilding Together, announced the beginning of their fall 2011 Heroes at Home projects. Heroes at Home projects are key initiatives for Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and strive to improve the lives of the military and their families through extensive home rehabilitations.

Rebuilding Together Miami will be assisting an 88 year old WWII US Army Veteran and his wife of 66 years whose roof needs replacing along with other needed repairs. Over 20 volunteer from Rebuilding Together and Sears will complete paint the interior and exterior of the house.

Heroes at Home is not only a program, but an opportunity for us to serve our fellow veterans and address their critical housing needs, which are quite common throughout military households," said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Our work with Sears allows us to engage with the veteran community and rehabilitate their homes to livable conditions based on their needs. This fall, we continue to impact an increasing amount of lives through the Heroes at Home program."

Heroes at Home projects are scheduled to be completed in more than 60 cities across the country. The projects include renovations for veterans who are unable to live in their current home conditions, due to injuries or obstacles that threaten their avenue to a safe and accessible home.

To date, Sears Holdings has raised over $12 million for Heroes at Home through a nationwide in-store fund-raising campaign. This is one of the hundreds of projects made possible by these donations. Rebuilding Together has completed over 900 projects for veteran homeowners across the country. The success of this program is only expected to rise as more projects are completed.

Heroes at Home fall rebuilds will begin in August and conclude in November.

Rebuilding Together Miami
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing rehabilitation services free of charge to homeowners in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of hundreds of skilled and unskilled volunteers, Rebuilding Together Miami refurbishes more than 30 homes a year. By focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and elderly home safety concerns, Rebuilding Together Miami provides low-income elderly and disabled homeowners with the ability to live safely and independently. Approximately $350,000 in market value of work is donated to the community annually. The local affiliate was founded in1993 as a non-profit 501©3 organization.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.

For more information, visit For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org (202) 518-3500.

About Sears Holdings
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 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, home 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 12 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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Contact:

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade - Donna Fales
dfales.rtmiami@bellsouth.net 786.290.7877

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