WHAT: 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 communities. 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 Situations) 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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