Gerald Rhodes (third from right), Department Vice Commander for the Eastern Region and Wes Latchford (fourth from right), 2nd District Vice Commander for Americanism, joined fellow Veterans employed at Sears in the Greenbrier Mall, Chesapeake, Virginia, to kick of the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry holiday fundraising drive.
(Photo by Jason Hirschfeld/AP Images for Sears Holdings Corp.)
Sears was one of the first American Legion Blue Star Banner Award winners for its support of Guard and Reserve Sears associates.
Now in its third year, the Wish Registry has helped more than 51,000 military families and has raised more than $12 million in donations. Heroes at Home is a program Sears Holdings has created in partnership with Rebuilding Together in response to an urgent need to assist military families facing hardship. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s largest all volunteer home rehabilitation organization, is committed to bringing warmth, safety and accessibility to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical resources to complete home repairs and other necessary improvements.