Sears Mobilizes Its Partners and Associates to Honor a Local Veteran in...

Sears Mobilizes Its Partners and Associates to Honor a Local Veteran in Puerto Rico

Sears Gives Thanks to Military Service People and Encourages Participation in its Heroes At Home Program


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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 9 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sears Heroes at Home ( http://www.sears.com/heroesathome ), along with Rebuilding Together ( http://www.rebuildingtogether.org ), continue their commitment to recognizing the contributions of military service people and their families by honoring service men and women of Puerto Rico. As part of their shared goal of completing over 750 rebuilding projects by the end of 2010, Sears and Rebuilding Together are proud to renovate Staff Sergeant Angel L. Dumont’s family home in Juncos, PR.

Sears’ long-standing tradition of supporting military families has inspired charitable donations that have raised over $9 million for the Heroes at Home program which rehabilitates the homes of active military personnel and veterans. Donations can be made both in store and online at Sears.com/heroesathome.

“Sears is proud to honor Staff Sergeant Angel Dumont for his years of service in the Army National Guard including tours in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. We recognize that Mr. Dumont is an example of the vast contributions that the people of Puerto Rico have made through their military service,” said Kevin R. Carr, President of Sears Holding, Puerto Rico. “Our Heroes at Home program works jointly with our friends at Rebuilding Together to improve the lives of military service men and women as a way of giving our heartfelt thanks to them and to their families.”

Sears and Rebuilding Together recognize the contributions of active service people and veterans in Puerto Rico and are committed to giving back to the military community in Puerto Rico. Sears staff and associates join the efforts of each rebuilding project by donating to Sears Heroes at Home or volunteering their time to local projects. Today, volunteers from Sears and Rebuilding Together will conduct a variety of modifications on Staff Sergeant Dumont’s home including a complete roof renovation and electrical updates that will ensure energy efficiency. Additionally, Sears is providing new appliances and making additional repairs to make the Dumont home more comfortable for the entire family.

Sears Heroes at Home provides support to service members, veterans and their families through joint efforts with various nonprofit organizations, including Rebuilding Together. To find out more about Sears Heroes at Home, or to nominate a military family or veteran to the home renovation program, visit http://www.sears.com/heroesathome .

About Sears Holdings Corporation

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(r) 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. 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 http://www.searsholdings.com .

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to preserve homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing free home repair and modification services to those in need. 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. Beyond its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together also rehabilitates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on aging in place. In addition, Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. Rebuilding Together is currently celebrating 20 years as a national organization and the completion of over 100,000 homes thanks to the efforts of more than 200 affiliates nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.RebuildingTogether.org .

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Mobilizes Its Partners and Associates to Honor a Local Veteran in Puerto Rico