Paige Hemmis of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Helps Launch Heroes at Home(SM) to Help Injured War Heroes and Military Families in Need

  What:   The launch of Heroes at Home, a charitable program of Sears
          Holdings created in partnership with Rebuilding Together, the
          nation's leading home rehabilitation organization, at the home of
          Army Specialist Ryan C. Major, the first beneficiary of Heroes at

          Specialist Major was critically injured in Iraq, resulting in the
          loss of both legs and other injuries that will require extensive
          surgeries.  Beyond his injuries, Ryan was facing another battle to
          regain his health and independence -- his home was not wheelchair
          accessible, and he did not have the resources to make it livable.
          Heroes at Home is helping this hero by providing a wheelchair
          accessible bedroom, bathroom and elevator.

          Donations to Heroes at Home are now being accepted at all Kmart
          and Sears stores across the country, at and

  Who:    Paige Hemmis, Extreme Makeover Home Edition
          Army Specialist Ryan C. Major and Lorrie Knight-Major
          Gary A. Officer, President and CEO, Rebuilding Together
          Aylwin B. Lewis, CEO and President of Sears Holdings Corporation
          Angela Sparks-Beddoe, Chairman, Board of Directors, Rebuilding
          Susan Hawfield, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Montgomery
          U.S. Representative Van Hollen (Md.- 8th District)
          Volunteers from Sears Holdings and Rebuilding Together

  When:   Friday, June 22, 2007
          10 a.m. ceremony, preceded and followed by volunteer work to
          complete the renovation

  Where:  10 Narrows Court
          Silver Spring, MD 20906

  Photo/Interview Opportunities:

  -- Specialist Ryan C. Major and Lorrie Knight-Major
  -- Paige Hemmis
  -- Representatives from Rebuilding Together and Sears Holdings
  -- Volunteers from Sears and Kmart finishing the renovations to the home

  About Spc. Ryan Major

Ryan Major, 21, entered the U.S. Army after graduating from Towson High School in 2003 and was stationed in Germany with the 36th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division. He achieved the rank of Specialist and became a squad leader. On November 9, 2006, while on patrol, an improvised explosive device exploded near Specialist Major's squad.

  Contact:  Becky Carter
            Rebuilding Together
            cell:  303/241-7038
            Brenda Storch
            Sears Holdings
            cell: 224/735.9579

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