‘Heroes at Home’ Surprises
The Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry surprised three military families in Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland in effort to spread some holiday cheer and help them as well. Each surprise event was both exciting and rewarding for both the families and Sears. It was great to give back to these families in person and see their reactions.
Chicago – Sergeant Alex Hummell and his family were surprised by the Sears store manager, Tammy Deem, (North Riverside, IL) when she came to the Hines V.A. Hospital Rehabilitation Center with special gifts for his son and a $800 gift card. As of last month, Hummell is a veteran and is making the transition from military to civilian life.
Cleveland - Sergeant Daniel Lewis and his family were surprised by the Sears store manager, Tonja Ross and the Sears associates of the Great Lakes Mall (Mentor, OH) with a variety of kitchen appliances and a $500 gift card. Lewis has been deployed overseas six times and has served over fifteen years. He has returned from serving in Iraq and is struggling to find permanent work to support his family.
Atlanta – Sergeant 1st Class Charles Coleman and his family were surprised by the Sears associates of the Cumberland Mall SE (Atlanta, GA) with a new computer and a $500 gift card. Coleman is currently preparing for a second deployment and is waiting for a bone marrow transplant for his daughter.
Over the past five years, the Heroes at Home Wish Registry has raised more than $18 million in gift card donations and has assisted more than 100,000 military families through the program.
For more information on the Heroes at Home Wish Registry and to learn how to support military veterans throughout the year, visit sears.com/heroesathome.
Heroes at Home Wish Registry Surprise – Chicago - Sergeant Alex Hummell
Heroes at Home Wish Registry Surprise – Cleveland - Sergeant Daniel Lewis