Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) has contributed $25,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief efforts in Louisiana. In addition, Sears associates are mobilizing to help neighbors and fellow Sears associates impacted by the flooding.
"Many of our customers and associates in Louisiana are affected by the terrible flooding, and we felt strongly that we wanted to do something locally to help our neighbors in need," said Ron Gregory, Sears district general manager. "I am proud that Sears has stepped forward to make this significant contribution and even more proud of the Sears associates who are volunteering their personal time to assist the Red Cross with its clean-up and relief efforts."
Sears is a national sponsor of the American Red Cross, donating $1 million over five years to disaster relief services throughout the nation.
"The devastation is immense," said Dr. John Clizbe, vice president of Disaster Service for the American Red Cross. "The dollars that have been donated to the Red Cross are being used to help thousands of families throughout the flood stricken area. Corporate donations like this from Sears help extend the reach of our services."
Last year, Sears and its associates, along with The Sears-Roebuck Foundation, contributed more than $44 million in funding and merchandise to a variety of family-focused health, human service, education and other civic organizations nationwide. In addition, Sears associates and their families provided more than 375,000 hours of volunteer service for community projects throughout the country.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than $40 billion. The company serves families throughout the country through approximately 860 department stores, more than 2,100 specialized retail locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's Web site, http://www.sears.com/ .
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Contact: Media, Paula S. Davis of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 847-286-4965