Sears Heroes at Home program, which includes a collaboration between Sears Holdings and Rebuilding Together, announced the beginning of their spring 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 OKC will be assisting Noah and Pearl L. on Rebuilding Day, April 13. Noah served our country in both World War II and the Korean War. You can read his story here. More than fifty volunteers from Rebuilding Together OKC, PL Studios and Sears will complete repairs to the interior and exterior structure of the home, weatherization tasks, painting and cleaning.
“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 John L Fiegel, interim 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 spring rebuilds will begin in March and conclude in June.