All of us have to cope with the cost of living as existing gets more and more expensive. Have we lost track of what we want and need? Has everything become a need? What I do know is that we have a lot be thankful for which can be attributed to our past and present veterans.
There is a national retailer who has a fabulous corporate policy. The retailer is Sears and their policy is to continue to pay a portion of the salary and 100 percent of the benefits of any of their employees who are National Guardsmen who are called to active duty. Why would they do this?
Their comment is “Sears regards service to our country as one of the greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.”
Sears has invited The American Legion to participate in their program called “Thank You” Heroes at Home. The program will help improve the lives of military families across America.
Sears helps make necessary repairs, improvements or modifications to the homes of military families facing hardship. To date the homes of over 200 military families have been renovated.
This number will top 250 by the end of 2008.
What am exemplary corporate citizen! I believe they should be recognized for their contribution and I suggest you consider shopping at Sears this holiday season. When you are shopping in the Sears store, stop by the Heroes at Home location to make your donation and visit with members of the American Legion Post 21.
Studies show that doing good deeds reduces stress and improves well-being. According to the Corporation for National and Community Services, Kansas City metro area ranks number 9 for volunteering.