Sears Heroes at Home & Rebuilding Together & The American Legion Team-up for the DeGeorge at Union Station Rebuild

On August 23rd, volunteers from Sears Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together Houston and the American Legion Conference came together to help revitalize the 100 year old De George at Union Station.

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The De George at Union Station is a non-profit managed by the Housing Corp of Greater Houston which provides housing for homeless veterans, both men and women. Residents are welcome to live at the six-floor facility with no set time limit and sliding scale rate, with some people in residence for as long as 10 years. Each room comes equipped with a bathroom, bed, microwave and small refrigerator. Over 900 veterans, ranging in ages 27– 84, have lived at the De George during the 13 years of operations and require services such as shuttle rides to medical appointments.

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The rebuild efforts included: new carpeting and ceiling fans on all 5 floors, freshly painted hallways and a collection of  donated goods for residents to use.  The goal was to improve the lives of those veterans in need and provide a beautiful place for these residents to call ‘home’.

Sears Heroes At Home – The Sears Heroes at Home program, with the support of Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has raised more than $17 million over the past six years, funding the rebuilding of more than 1,300 homes for deserving military families. Heroes at Home addresses a critical need for an alarming number of veterans who are struggling to make ends meet and who live in substandard housing. Sears and Rebuilding Together are about to embark on the spring Heroes at Home renovation and fundraising campaign, which will feature more than 75 restoration projects across the country. For more information on how to support Heroes at Home, visit your local Sears store or www.sears.com/heroesathome.com.

 

 

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