Sears, United Way of Florida, K.I.D.S, Inc., Collaborate for Hands-On Hurricane Relief

   Sears American Dream Team volunteers, made up of Sears associates and
   retirees, along with the United Way of Florida and K.I.D.S., Inc. (Kids
   in Distressed Situations) are joining forces for hands-on Hurricane
   Charley relief efforts.

   Volunteers will be sorting and preparing new men's, women's and
   children's clothing today for an upcoming donation to Florida residents.
   Sears' efforts are part of the Sears American Dream Campaign, the
   company's $100 million commitment to strengthen families, homes and

   WHO:      Sears American Dream Team Volunteers
             United Way of Florida President, Ted Granger
             United Way of Sarasota County, Inc., President & CEO Alex Young
             K.I.D.S., Inc. President, Janice Weinman
             Chief Financial Officer of Florida, Tom Gallagher
             Commissioner of Agriculture, Charles Bronson
             Representative Nancy Detert

   WHEN:     Wednesday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

   WHERE:    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
             8201 S. Tamiami Trail
             Sarasota, Florida 34238

   Photo Opportunities:
   * Dozens of volunteers sorting and preparing new clothing for future
     distribution to families
   * Local and state dignitaries engaged in hands-on volunteer activities

   Interview Opportunities:
   Ted Granger, President of United Way of Florida
   Janice Weinman, President of K.I.D.S., Inc. (Kids in Distressed
   Gary Salvatore, Sears' Southeast Region Vice President
   Tom Agan, Sears' Tampa District General Manager

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

CONTACT: Media, Cheryl Ann Lambert of Sears, Roebuck and Co.,

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