This week the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) facility in Denver, Colorado, Lowry Post 501, received critical repairs and improvements thanks to the Sears Heroes at Home program and Rebuilding Together. More than 20 Sears associates volunteered with VFW leaders to renovate the facility, strengthening the VFW’s ability to serve veterans across the Denver metro area. Repairs included a new fence, replacing interior drywall, making accessibility modifications and upgrading the kitchen with appliances donated by Kenmore.
Incorporated in 1965, Lowry Post 501 is the largest VFW Post in Colorado with a current active membership of over 340 veterans. This post serves veterans throughout the Denver area offering advocacy and advice to disabled veterans or those who have suffered adverse medical conditions as a result of their service.
“Projects like this are important because it shows veterans that people do care,” said Lexi Faulkner, vice commander of VFW Lowry Post 501. “When you’re in the military you have that comradery and friendship. When you get out you’re not going to find that anywhere and it was nice to find it here again.”
Joelle Maher, president and chief member officer of Sears, was among the day’s volunteers.
“Supporting America’s veterans has long been a part of Sears’ DNA,” Joelle said. “We’re so proud of the dedication and support our members and associates show in giving back to those who have given so much.”
This marks the ninth year of the Sears Heroes at Home program, which has raised more than $20 million thanks to donations from Shop Your Way members, customers and associates, and has funded more than 1,600 rebuilds.
View the video and images below to learn more about the day: