We just want to applaud Sears Holding for launching its "Heroes at Home" Wish Registry, a program that gives support to military service members, veterans and family members. Sears customers can use the Heroes at Home website to make donations and buy gift cards for the more than 20,000 registered servicemen and women, military family members and veterans. Donations can also be made at Sears Hometown Stores retail locations across the country. Donation methods include converting Citi Reward points to donations, swapping old cell phones for free 60 minute calling cards that will go to a military family and turning in unused gift cards as a donation.
Visitors and donators can also view registered family profiles and post direct messages of support to military families.
With veterans and military service members facing a higher rate of unemployment than the civilian population, the Heroes at Home program is an easy way for the rest of the country to ease the burden of those returning from war and service and say "thank you" for the daily sacrifice they make on our country's behalf.
Sears Hometown Stores will also be launching a Food Drive on November 8th, so stay tuned.