Sears, Kmart Provide Aid to Storm Ravaged Regions in Aftermath of Superstorm
Mobilization of Vendors Provides Supplies for Recovery; Efforts Underway with
Rebuilding Together and American Red Cross to Help Affected Communities;
In-store donation campaign launched
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist with the East
Coast recovery of Superstorm Sandy, two of America's largest retailers, Sears
and Kmart, have been providing aid in the storm-ravaged regions. From giving
SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS points to affected customers to sending much needed
supplies, Sears and Kmart are standing behind their customers, helping them
get back on their feet.
Sears and Kmart's latest contributions to the relief effort include:
oCoordinating with vendors to get supplies to distribution points in the
east where they are most needed. Latest shipments included 2,500
comforters, palates of diapers, and five truckloads of bottled water.
Additional product shipments on their way include toys, outerwear,
clothing, socks and clean-up items. The impacted areas include parts of
Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and
oPartnering with Rebuilding Together, a leading nonprofit working for safe
and healthy housing, to provide assistance in the coming months to
communities with their rebuilding efforts. Similar to its efforts in the
wake of Hurricane Katrina, Sears and Kmart have committed to collaborating
with the New York governor's office to identify a hard-hit neighborhood in
the state where damaged homes will be rebuilt.
oDeploying an in-store fundraising effort to provide donations to the
American Red Cross. Customers in the affected states can make a donation
when they check out at the register at any Sears or Kmart location in the
affected states. One hundred percent of funds collected will be donated to
the American Red Cross. Online shoppers at sears.com or kmart.com will
also find links to donate directly to the American Red Cross.
Efforts that have been previously underway to help aid storm victims include:
oInfusing of SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS point to affected customers; up to $20
worth of Points have been added to the accounts of existing Members hit
the hardest by the storm. Point values of more than $5 million have been
redeemed to date.
oCreation of registries on shopyourway.com for product donations to the
March of Dimes and Rebuilding Together to help families affected by
oFree Tire Repair from Sears Auto Center - Complimentary tire repairs for
automobiles affected by debris from the storm (valued up to $20).
oLands' End is donating 8,800 winter coats, boots and blankets for men,
women and children via the American Red Cross.
oDelivery of five semi-trucks of essential food items for five food banks
and other organizations in the New York tri-state area. Along with an
additional supply of $40,000 in gift cards to local food banks and
shelters to buy much needed supplies.
oMore than 100 truckloads filled with the most-needed products have arrived
from 42 distribution centers from across the country enabling Sears and
Kmart to replenish supplies of the most in-demand items customers are
seeking to purchase now.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the
ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical
and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at
www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | Facebook:
Tom Aiello Danny Cohn
Sears Holdings Zeno Group
847-286-7387 312-527-2SHC (2742)
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