Sears to give $1 million to hurricane relief

Sept. 2, 2005

Sears Holdings Corp. is donating $1 million in the form of matching funds and other materials to hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf Coast area.

"Starting Saturday, we will match consumer donations up to $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund made at Sears and Kmart stores," says Sears CEO Alan Lacy.

Donations will be accepted at Sears and Kmart's 3,500 stores in the United States through the end of September.

In addition, Sears and Kmart stores in and around the affected region are accepting American Red Cross vouchers and client assistance cards as payment for products needed to rebuild from the storm.

Sears also is providing free flat tire repair at 14 Sears Auto Centers locations in the Gulf Coast area "as a courtesy to customers whose tires have been damaged by weather-related driving conditions," say Sears officials.

The tire repair program starts on Sept. 3 and runs through the end of the month.