Sears Holdings Takes Part in Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Day

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Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Day – Supporting Affiliates, Changing Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding Together and its longtime partner, Sears Holdings, announce Sears Holdings’ latest contribution in their partnership to preserve affordable homeownership nationwide.

Sears Holdings will be a major supporter of Rebuilding Together’s annual event, National Rebuilding Day, by offering incredible savings opportunities on appliances to affiliates who are rebuilding their communities.

Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has over 200 affiliates nationwide, many of whom take an active role serving low-income homeowners in their neighborhoods. The affiliates participate in National Rebuilding Day, taking place this year on Saturday, April 24, in their local communities.

The united front Rebuilding Together has established on this single day draws national attention to the plight of low-income homeowners, and the need that
Rebuilding Together fills in communities by serving those who need assistance.

This year, Sears Holdings has provided Rebuilding Together affiliates with extensive discounts on energy-saving appliances to replace outdated and inefficient ones that many low-income homeowners do not have the means to replace. Sears Holdings is taking an active role in National Rebuilding Day by providing affiliates more ways to serve low-income homeowners. Energy-efficient appliances are a significant contribution to the rebuilding process and an ideal way to update a home, create a safer environment, and cut down on utility costs.

In addition to providing affiliates with saving incentives, Sears Holdings is funding 140 projects in 68 cities across the country on National Rebuilding Day as part of its Heroes at Home program, which addresses the needs of America’s military families and veterans.

“We are grateful that Sears Holdings continues to provide Rebuilding Together with ways to carry out our mission to its fullest extent,” said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Our partnership has proved incredibly valuable to Rebuilding Together affiliates, homeowners and communities. We encourage all affiliates to take advantage of this amazing opportunity and utilize the Sears discounts in their local rebuilding projects.”

Over 67,000 volunteers will work on 3,500 projects across the country during National Rebuilding Day 2010. Many of the homeowners slated to receive life-changing upgrades will be receiving new appliances and home renovations due to the outreach Sears Holdings has implemented throughout their partnership with Rebuilding Together.

To learn more about National Rebuilding Day and Sears Holdings’ involvement, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. Also, visit Rebuilding Together on Facebook to read updates.

ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing critical home repair and modification services to those in need at no cost to homeowners.

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.

In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together also rehabilitates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on aging in place. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to aging in place, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction.

For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.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.