Sears’ Heroes at Home program plans to complete more than 150 projects throughout the country this spring, and to-date has raised more than $15 million to help veterans and their families live in viable and safe homes. Rebuilding Together has completed more than 1,100 rebuilding projects for veterans across the country.
WHO: Rebuilding Together Howard County is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable home ownership by revitalizing communities nationwide. Rebuilding Together Howard County and Sears Holdings and will work together with 85 volunteers to engage local community members and businesses to impact:
• A veteran of the United States Army, a single mother of 3, she worked nights to get her teaching degree and can only find a part time position. Her income is not enough to afford home repairs. Repairs that will provide a safer environment for her children to include replacing her patio door, fixing railings, sinks, vanities and purchasing smoke detectors.
• Widow of United States Army veteran is in need of a new porch railing. Unfortunately, the porch railing repair did not come fast enough because the widow slipped off the porch and broke her arm. The new porch railing will ensure this accident does not happen again.
WHERE: Rebuilding Together Howard County will be working in at 6592 Sweet Fern, Columbia, Maryland and 8058 Harriet Tubman Lane, Simpsonville, Maryland.
Media Contacts for Rebuilding Together’s National Headquarters:
Becky Carter (202) 518-3500 (0) (202) 302-1139 (m) firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rebuilding Together Howard County:
Rebuilding Together Howard County is dedicated to keeping low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners living in warmth, safety, independence, dignity and decency through home repair and rehabilitation. Since 1992, Rebuilding Together has provided free home repairs to 600 homeowners in Howard County. All work is done the last Saturday in April with over 850 volunteers. Visit their website at http://www.rebuildingtogetherhowardcounty.org
About Sears Holdings:
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® 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. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. 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
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Rebuilding Together® Howard County is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to helping elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners, and families with children through home renovation and repair in Howard County.