Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc., Sears' Heroes at Home program complete critical home repairs for a local veteran's home

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2016

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. will be providing restoration services to the Bernard and Sylvia Segal home in Westchester. More than 25 volunteers from Rebuilding Together and Colliers International South Florida will participate in the interior and exterior painting and landscaping of the residence on Friday, April 15th located in 2161 SW 87th Court, Miami, FL. 33165.

Heroes at Home, a collaborative initiative between Sears and Rebuilding Together, serves a key component of Rebuilding Together's vision of providing safe and healthy housing for every person. Through Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together and its affiliate organizations are able improve the lives of veterans and their families through extensive home and community rehabilitations. Thanks to this grant, the Segals will also be receiving kitchen repairs, new flooring, tenting, and a healthy home kit.

"I feel so honored to be a recipient of these generous services," said Bernard Segal, World War II veteran and homeowner. "Rebuilding Together came into my life in exactly the right time." During his service, Mr. Segal was in the 778th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company as an Army Tech (Grade 4). He was stationed in Bombay, India and Burma. Mr. Segal helped to construct what is historically called "The World's Longest Pipeline" of petrol. Upon moving to Miami in 1948 Segal worked for Tropical Paper Box Co for 38 years before retiring in 1987. Sylvia worked at Jackson Memorial Hospital for 18 years and retired in 1987. He and his wife, Sylvia, of 68 years have lived in their Miami home for 49 years.

To date, Sears Holdings has raised $21 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 1,500 projects for veteran homeowners across the country. The success of this program is only expected to rise as more projects are completed.

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About Rebuilding Together Miami:
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 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 $600,000 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 180 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 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us- visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.


About Sears, Roebuck and Co.:

Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part 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, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with nearly 12million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.


About Colliers International South Florida, LLC:


Colliers International is a leading global commercial and residential real estate services organization defined by our spirit of enterprise. Our more than 16,000 professionals worldwide are dedicated to creating strategic partnerships with our clients, providing customized services that transform real estate into a competitive advantage.

Contact:
Alexander Rosales
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Office: 305-200-5711

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