SOURCE: Rebuilding Together and Sears Holdings

December 26, 2007 00:27 ET

Rebuilding Together Honors Sears Holdings Corporation With 2007 Community Builder Award

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 26, 2007) - Rebuilding Together, the nation's lead nonprofit preserving affordable homeownership, honored Sears Holdings Corporation with the Patty R. Johnson Community Builder Award for 2007. The award was presented at Rebuilding Together's National Conference in Long Beach, CA on December 8, 2007. The prestigious award, voted on by Rebuilding Together's Board of Directors, is presented to the individual or corporation which best exemplifies dedicated service and leadership to communities in need.

In May 2007, Rebuilding Together and Sears Holdings Corporation created the Heroes at Home program to serve U.S. military families and veterans nationwide. Through in-store campaigns to date Sears has raised 1.3 million dollars for the Heroes at Home program.

"Rebuilding Together will better serve the military community that is in tremendous need through the Heroes at Home program," stated Gary A. Officer, President and CEO for Rebuilding Together. "Heroes at Home will have served more than 100 military families and veterans nationwide this spring. This is possible only thanks to the support from partners like Sears Holdings and the generous customers who shop its stores."

Previous Patty R. Johnson Community Builder Award winners include Honeywell and CEO David Cote; Countrywide Financial and CEO Angelo Mozilo; and The Home Depot and CEO Robert Nardelli.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve homeownership and neighborhoods by providing rehabilitation services free of charge to those in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses, and the hands-on work of a quarter-million volunteers, Rebuilding Together rehabs and repairs more than 9,000 homes each year. The market value of this work is in excess of $100 million annually. Rebuilding Together responds to the needs of low-income homeowners including families at risk, the elderly and veterans through four specific practice areas: Safe & Healthy Homes, Disaster Recovery & Reconstruction, Veterans Housing, and National Rebuilding Day to ensure that homeowners live in safe, warm and dry homes. Rebuilding Together celebrated the rehabilitation of its 100,000th home in 2006 and has grown to more than 225 affiliates nationwide since its founding in 1988. For details, see www.rebuildingtogether.org, or call 1-800-REHAB-9.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Rebuilding Together
    Becky Carter
    Manager of Marketing and Communications
    202-518-3500