Sears Heroes at Home teamed with nonprofit Rebuilding Together in Chicago this week, as a team of more than 20 Sears Holdings volunteers helped repair and renovate the three-generation military home of Austin neighborhood resident Teressa McNeal, a widow of a Vietnam veteran, the mother of a Navy veteran and grandmother of an active service member of the Air Force. Repairs to the home included sealing leaks in the basement and on the roof, interior and exterior painting, landscaping, porch repairs and debris removal. The Heroes at Home program funds critical home modifications and repairs for low-income and disabled veterans and their families. To date, Sears has raised nearly $20 million for Heroes at Home and rebuilt more than 1,600 homes. This renovation is one of the dozens of similar projects nationwide made possible this year through member and customer donations.
When you walk into Teressa McNeal’s home, you know that generations of her family have served their country due to the portraits displayed on the walls and meticulously folded flags in the china hutch. The pride she feels in all of them is palpable.
Ms. McNeal, has fought her own battles against lung and skin cancer and is now three years cancer-free. However, cancer has left her with lingering side effects. Ms. McNeal treasures her home of the last nine years, and when she was able to work, it was a joy to keep it up. T he mounting critical repairs were a constant source of stress and she lacked the resources to fix issues that threatened to grow. Sears Heroes at Home program and Rebuilding Together were proud to step in at this critical time to lift up this sweet, loving widow whose family has given so much.
Now through July 30, consider donating when you check out at your local Sears store, or online via a link at sears.com/heroesathome. All funds raised go to Rebuilding Together.
And, in recognition of those who have served our country, Sears is doubling its everyday military discount in-store this weekend (an extra 40% off reg. & 10% off sale priced tools. Details here.)