Sears Tuscaloosa Employees Volunteer to Prepare More Than $200,000 in New Clothing Donations for Tornado Victims

  WHO:       Sears Tuscaloosa store employees volunteer their time to
             prepare more than 20 pallets of new children's apparel for
             residents impacted by the recent tornado.  The Salvation Army
             of West Alabama will distribute the merchandise to families on
             Friday, Dec. 22.

  WHAT:      Sears has donated more than $200,000 (retail value) of new
             children's apparel to Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.)
             for distribution to the Salvation Army of West Alabama.
             K.I.D.S., a national organization based in New York City,
             encourages and facilitates donations of merchandise for
             children, including victims of natural disasters.  In addition,
             Sears has contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross
             Disaster Relief Fund to aid in disaster recovery efforts.

  WHEN:      Thursday, December 21, from 1 to 2  p.m.

  WHERE:     Salvation Army of West Alabama, 1303 McFarland Blvd. in the
             Woodsquare Shopping Center.

  VISUALS:   Local Sears volunteers sorting children's pants, shirts, coats
             and other apparel items prior to distribution.

CONTACTS: Louis Collins, 205-554-2323, or Susan Duchak, 847-286-8411, both of Sears, Roebuck and Co.; or Lt. Monica Swyers, 205-792-5946, of Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa.

PRNewswire -- Dec. 20

SOURCE: Sears Roebuck & Co.


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