Today is the last day to donate gently used blankets for homeless veterans at participating Sears stores around the country and receive up to 20 percent off a Sears purchase through Operation Blanket.
Last month, AMVETS partnered with Sears to collect blankets around the country to be distributed to homeless veterans through AMVETS posts and departments. Sears also committed $5,000 directly to benefit AMVETS' national programs.
Sears stores participating in Operation Blanket can be found in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Sears representatives said this is their latest effort to support the military and veterans' communities. Over the last few years, Sears has raised more than $11 million to support military families through programs such as Operation Blanket and the ongoing Heroes at Home program.
(Image: Sears Blue Crew employee Billy Turner presents AMVETS Department of Illinois Commander Rudy Spaulding at AMVETS Post No. 66 in Wheeling, Ill. Photo courtesy of Sears.)