SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Rebuilding Together Orange County:
WHAT: Heroes at Home. Rebuilding Together Orange County is working with Sears Holdings for spring rebuilds occurring across the country. For four years, Rebuilding Together and Sears' Heroes at Home program have rebuilt veterans' homes and community centers to improve the lives of our nation's military families through accessibility and critical renovations.
Heroes at Home will complete over 100 projects throughout the country during the spring 2011, and to date, has raised over $12 million to assist veterans and their families to live in viable and safe homes. To date Rebuilding Together has completed over 795 rebuilding projects for veterans across the country.
WHO: Rebuilding Together Orange County is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership by revitalizing communities nationwide. Rebuilding Together Orange County and Sears Holdings will work together to engage local volunteers and businesses to impact this family:
After Desert Storm and serving in Iraq, 21 year career veteran retires to a home in need of deferred maintenance, improved accessibility for his disabled wife, and a safer home environment for his children.
WHEN: April 30, 2011 from 8-4 p.m.
WHERE: Contact Steve Carpenter at 949.400.8066 for site visits
Media Contacts for Rebuilding Together Orange County:
Steve Carpenter (Executive Director) 714.667.8174 (O), 949.400.8066 (m)
Media Contacts for Rebuilding Together's National Headquarters:
Becky Carter 202.518.3500 (O) (202) 302-1139 (m)
About Rebuilding Together Orange County
Rebuilding Together Orange County continues to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of those in need. Rebuilding Day projects are a viable means of preserving existing, affordable housing stock as well as promoting and sustaining health and safety in our communities. Home modifications are adaptations to the living environment intended to increase ease of use, safety, security, and independence and are offered at no charge to homeowners. For the past 20 years, in the spirit of "neighbor helping neighbor," Rebuilding Together Orange County has utilized the efforts and enthusiasm of over 25,000 Orange County volunteers at over 1,500 sites, representing a service delivery fair market value of over $10 million. Contributions to Rebuilding Together Orange County are typically leveraged by a 3:1 ratio with the help of donated materials, services and volunteer hours. These improvements allow recipients to preserve their home equity and provide a safe livable home while addressing basic human dignity of the homeowner.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 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, consumer 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 11 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 www.searsholdings.com.
SOURCE Rebuilding Together Orange County