Sears Supports Veterans with Appliances and Sears Protect on Military Makeover with Montel®

By Lyle Weischwill | Aug. 17, 2023 5:41 am PST

Sears has a long history of helping and supporting military veterans. We’ve offered support in employment and helped veterans rebuild their lives in many ways.

Sears Heroes at Home Program

Over the years, our Sears Heroes at Home program teamed up with Rebuilding Together® to refit more than 1,000 homes for wounded warriors.

Sears Heroes at Home was a national program designed to raise funds and assist military families in need by providing important home improvements. From its inception in 2007 to its end in 2020, the program has raised over $25 million to support veterans in need.

Rebuilding Together® continues today as a leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities.

Sears Veteran Employment Programs

Sears also actively assists veterans in making the transition from the military to corporate culture. Ryan Corbin, our Military Talent Advisor, helps fellow veterans joining Sears to shift into civilian work and process the many challenging obstacles that all veterans face.

Sears provides employment outreach and professional development opportunities for veterans.

Military veterans throughout our businesses help us continue to build our culture of success at Sears. We all benefit from the experience and commitment of our veterans.

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Military Makeover with Montel Williams Project

Now, we’re starting a new chapter in our support of veterans.

Sears Home Services recently partnered Military Makeover with Montel® to provide U.S.Army veteran Carlos Colón-Ruiz of Arlington, Texas with new home appliances and a Sears Protect Plan as part of a complete home remodel.

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Recipient Carlos Colón-Ruiz

Colón-Ruiz’s military career has been substantial. As soon as he graduated basic from training, he was sent to the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Then, he joined the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment – one of the most recognized units in the United States due to its popularity in the HBO series, “Band of Brothers.” This unit was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq.

In 2008, Colón-Ruiz was deployed to Afghanistan and he was sent to the city of Wardack. During this tour, a rocket-propelled grenade exploded in his Humvee, which caused him to suffer several serious injuries. His injuries include loss of sight in one eye, hearing impairment, loss of two fingers and two paralyzed fingers. All of this is unfortunate, but he continues to push through life.

Carlos Colón-Ruiz was awarded a Purple Heart and also received an Infantry Badge and Army Commendations Medal – recognition he well deserves.

What is Military Makeover with Montel®?

Montel Williams and his team at Military Makeover rebuild the homes—and even lives—of brave service men and women to help repay veterans for the service and sacrifices they’ve made for us.

As part of the total home remodel, Montel and his team will install new Kenmore appliances in Colón-Ruiz’s home to honor his service and sacrifices

Why Sears Provided a Sears Protect Plan Along With Appliances

Sears Home Services provided Colón-Ruiz a Sears Protect plan to cover his new appliances so he and his family won’t have to worry about paying high repair bills to fix anything that may go wrong with their appliances.

New appliances rarely break down but as they age, expensive failures can occur. Sears Home Services is in a unique position to help the Colón-Ruiz family Sears Protect plan coverage that will help them avoid expensive appliance repairs.

Our Sears Protect Plan also provides the Colón family with spring and fall HVAC tune-ups for their heating & cooling system to help the system run efficiently and prevent unexpected breakdowns. The heating and cooling system will also last longer when it’s regularly maintained.

Sears went the extra mile by providing the Sears Protect plan to further honor Colón-Ruiz and do more to help and support a military veteran who faithfully served our country.

Sears Home Services is honored to help Colón-Ruiz, his family and all military veterans and their families.

What is Sears Protect?

Our Sears Protect plan covers all the appliances in your home for a low monthly fee. When an appliance breaks down, you only pay a $100 deductible to get it repaired. This plan can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on appliance repairs.

Here’s a list of the major home appliances that our Sears Protect plan covers:

  • Refrigerator(s) (you can cover up to 2 refrigerators)
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Range or Cooktop
  • Wall Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Built in Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Instant hot/cold water dispenser
  • Trash compactor
  • Range Hood

Our Sears Protect plan includes additional benefits such as 2 free heating & cooling system tune-ups per year. You’ll also get a free refrigerator water filter each year. See complete details of plan benefits on our Sears Protect home warranty page.

How Can I Get a Sears Protect Warranty?

Get an online quote for a Sears Protect warranty on our Sears Home Services webpage or call 1-646-440-2437 to talk directly to a representative about buying a Sears Protect plan for your appliances.

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