WASHINGTON, DC – Sears Holdings has joined Rebuilding Together as the Presenting sponsor for Fifty for Five.
Fifty for Five is Rebuilding Together’s newest and largest rebuilding event, celebrating the revitalization work of New Orleans neighborhoods since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the area in 2005.
Rebuilding Together has invested immense rehabilitating efforts in New Orleans since the time of the hurricanes, and they will mark their progress and promises fulfilled by rebuilding 50 homes in the Gentilly neighborhood on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the hurricanes.
Sears Holdings has had a great relationship with Rebuilding Together since 2007, raising over $9 million for Veterans Housing through the Sears Heroes at Home program, and, by supporting energy efficient work on rebuild projects throughout the year.
Sears will support Fifty for Five with significant funding, appliances for the homeowners being served, and over 100 employee volunteers are expected to participate in the event.
“We are thrilled that Sears has signed on as the presenting sponsor for, Fifty for Five. They continue to be a strong partner throughout all the communities in which Rebuilding Together works,” said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Fifty for Five will be a major event that will bring the need to finish the rebuilding process that our nation started in New Orleans. Sears’ involvement will surely assist us in completing this goal.”
Fifty for Five will take place from August 24 – 29. During this week-long celebration, 50 homes will be rehabilitated, allowing the homeowners who have been struggling since the hurricanes, to move back into their newly restored homes. Media personalities, local leaders, community members, and national sponsors will all be in attendance throughout the week – assisting in the massive neighborhood rebuilds, community block celebrations, and media events.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served.
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 and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.
For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether.
Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org (202) 518-3500.
Event information at www.fiftyforfive.org
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 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’ Web site at http://www.searsholdings.com.