SEARS HEROES AT HOME TEAMS WITH REBUILDING TOGETHER TO RENOVATE HOME OF NASHVILLE-BASED VIETNAM, DESERT STORM VETERAN
WHO: Several dozen volunteers from Rebuilding Together, Sears’ Heroes at Home program, and local and nationally-recognized country music stars.
WHAT: The team will renovate the home of Mr. Parham, a Nashville-based Army veteran who served at the end of the Vietnam era in 1971.
Renovations include exterior and interior work to the home: building a new shed for Mr. Parham’s tools, adding planter boxes, repairing the fence outside, installing new appliances, a new AC unit, a ceiling fan, a new flag pole and gutter extensions, and painting the exterior of the home. All updates will be completed by Rebuilding Together Nashville.
Mr. Parham served in Germany for two years until 1973 and then joined the Army Reserves in 1980. When not on duty with the Reserves, Mr. Parham served as a corrections officer for juveniles. During the first Gulf War, he was sent to Saudi Arabia, then served his final term abroad in Guatemala in 1998. He officially retired in 2009 and remains active in the Vietnam Vets organization and the AM Vets. He has treasured his home for the last 25 years and owns a small lawn service business in his community.
Mr. Parham enjoys working with small engines and is known to always be there for his neighbors when they need a helping hand with errands or small tasks. Sears is stepping in to give back to the kind, neighborly veteran who frequently puts other people first.
Sears’ 10th annual Heroes at Home campaign with Rebuilding Together is currently raising funds and assisting military families in need like Mr. Parham by making critical repairs and modifications to their homes.
WHERE: 1922 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
WHEN: June 6, 2017
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.: Volunteer work
9 a.m.: Sweet Tea Trio singing one of their patriotic songs; Local and nationally recognized country stars help with home renovations
12 p.m.: Special presentation from organizers/volunteers to Mr. Parham
- Country music artists working on projects around the home
- Volunteers in action
- Before/after photos of Mr. Parham’s home
- Mr. Parham, veteran recipient
- Amy Seusing, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Rebuilding Together
- Brian Hanover, Senior Director of Public Relations, Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears’ commitment to supporting veterans and military families dates back to WWI and has never wavered. That legacy endures today with the Heroes at Home program. Over the last decade, Heroes at Home has served 14,250 veterans across the country. Rebuilding Together affiliates and Sears volunteers nationwide will complete dozens of projects this spring, adding to the nearly 1,700 rebuilds completed since the program began. Now through July 29, Sears is encouraging their Shop Your Way members and customers to give back to the men and women who served our country by donating to Heroes at Home at their local Sears store, or online at sears.com/heroesathome.
RecruitMilitary recently recognized Sears Holdings as a 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military winner. Winners are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. Last year, Sears Holdings hired more than 2,700 veterans and more than 2,500 military spouses.