Sears offers supplies and discounts to storm victims

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears said it launched post Superstorm Sandy programs to bring supplies and discounts on appliances to the New York area.

Additionally, Sears along with its partner, non-profit Rebuilding Together, has made a commitment to rebuild 100 homes in the storm-affected areas.

The announcement came after discussions between the retailer and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said: "I am challenging other retailers to please step-up and get involved."

The retailer moved truck loads of essential goods including food, bottled water, batteries and blankets to the greater New York area in the days right after the storm. Sears also offered loyalty card points to residents in affected areas. 

"It's clear people are hurting," said Sears Holdings CEO Lou D'Ambrosio. "Now Sears will help New York homeowners get back on their feet."

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