This spring marks the ninth year that Rebuilding Together and Sears have joined forces for the “Heroes at Home” program. Volunteers from Rebuilding Together Baltimore and the Sears “Heroes at Home” program completed renovations of Baltimore U.S. Army veteran Charles Faison’s home on July 14, 2016.
Charles Faison is a 74-year-old United States Army veteran who has lived in his home for 50 years. At the age of 19, he decided to enlist in the army. He worked in ordinance repairing military equipment and as a cook, and in 1963, he was transferred from active duty to reserve. He served in the reserves for 30 years and was ranked as sergeant first class at the time of his discharge. After leaving active duty, Faison found a job at General Motors where he worked for 40 years until he became sick. Faison has three children and nine grandchildren. His son recently retired from the Air Force and his grandson will also be joining the Air Force.
The Turner Station neighborhood, where Faison lives, was selected as a target neighborhood for Rebuilding Together Baltimore for 2016 and 2017. With the organization’s support, they will assist 30 to 40 homeowners in the neighborhood over the next two years and also complete at least ten community beautification projects. This work will both help individual homeowners and revitalize the community.
Sears Heroes at Home has raised nearly $20 million in nine years. Charles Faison’s renovation is one of the hundreds of projects that are made possible through generous customer donations both in-store and online at Sears. Now through July 30, Sears is encouraging 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.