Sears Home Services is rolling out an initiative this year, called Building Community Together, that aims to restore homes and buildings in the communities where its employees live and work.
To make this possible, Sears is teaming up with nonprofit Rebuilding Together to identify homes and provide repairs, create greater accessibility and make energy-efficient upgrades.
The program kicked off Tuesday with DIY expert and TV personality Ty Pennington, together with 80 volunteers from Sears Home Services, volunteering in the renovation of three homes and an old church that's being converted into the new Tampa Heights Community Center.
Building Community Together will also alight in other communities across the country, including those in the Sacramento, Chicago and Philadelphia areas.
"What I think is amazing about the 'Building Community Together' initiative is that you have local people helping to improve the lives of their neighbors," said Pennington. "I am so excited to be part of this effort and help kick things off. Hopefully, this will inspire people around the country to volunteer in their communities and support what Sears Home Services is doing."