Sears Customers Donate Nearly $7 Million Over Two Years to Support Rebuilding Together's Veteran's Housing
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2009 — Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership, today proudly announced that Sears customers in total have raised nearly $7 million dollars over two years for the charitable program 'Heroes at Home.' The 'Sears Heroes at Home program' includes a joint effort between Rebuilding Together and Sears Holdings. The program was created to assist military families and veterans in need across America by making necessary repairs, improvements, and modifications to their homes.
During the 2008 holiday season, Sears customers were able to donate in stores or online to Rebuilding Together, raising $1.7 million during the fund-raising campaign. Combined, four fund-raising campaigns generated nearly $7 million for Rebuilding Together.
"Through its partnership with its customers, Sears has been able to make the work of Rebuilding Together come to life, preserving affordable housing for our nation's military heroes," said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Our Affiliate Network is committed to serving America's veterans nationwide to make sure they get the help they need to remain in their own homes in safe and comfortable conditions."
284 homes of military families and veterans have been repaired through the 'Heroes at Home' program since the program began two years ago. 'Heroes at Home' projects range from veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam unable to complete necessary repairs, to a blended family of nine struggling with the sudden deployment of their husband and father to Iraq, forcing him to leave their home renovation project unfinished.
To find out more about Rebuilding Together or to refer a military family to the program visit www.RebuildingTogether.org or call 1-800-473-4229.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing home repair and renovation services at no cost to those in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses, and the hands-on work of over 200,000 volunteers, Rebuilding Together renovates and repairs nearly 10,000 homes and nonprofit facilities annually with a market value of nearly $100 million.
In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together renovates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on elder home safety, energy efficiency, veterans housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. Rebuilding Together has more than 200 affiliates nationwide. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
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