Sears' Heroes at Home Program Announces Fall Projects with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade.
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2013
Sears' Heroes at Home Program, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Start Renovations this fall for the Military Community
MIAMI, October 30, 2013 ‐ Sears Heroes at Home program, which includes collaboration between Sears Holdings and Rebuilding Together, announced the beginning of their fall 2013 Heroes at Home projects. Heroes at Home projects are key initiatives for Rebuilding Together, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, and strive to improve the lives of the military and their families through extensive home rehabilitations.
Rebuilding Together Miami - Dade will be assisting Anthony and Brenda Bruton from West Perrine, FL. More than 25 volunteers from Rebuilding Together and Sears will complete window repair, ADA bathroom modifications, electrical repairs as well as repairs to the flooring, tenting, landscaping and painting.
"Heroes at Home is a terrific opportunity for us to give back to the men and women who have given so much to our country," said Charley Shimanski, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Rebuilding Together and Sears work to ensure that our veterans can return to a safe, healthy, and accessible home."
Heroes at Home projects are scheduled to be completed in more than 75 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.
"Sears Heroes at Home program allows our associates, SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS℠ Members and customers the opportunity to participate not only in the rebuilding of homes, but also in the transformation of lives," said Ron Boire, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats. "It is our collective honor to assist America's veterans and their families, who have given so much to protect our freedom, by providing the resources necessary so that they can improve their living conditions."
To date, Sears Holdings has raised nearly $17 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 more than 1,100 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 September and conclude in November.
About Rebuilding Together Miami
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans, and disabled homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our nearly 200 local affiliates complete approximately 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trade professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us - visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. 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. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers
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