(Sponsors: Sears and Kmart)

In May of 2009, Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley, in conjunction with volunteers from Sears and Kmart stores, completed several renovations to the Rome home of a disabled Army veteran suffering from emphysema.

The project was part of Heroes at Home, a program that provides support to military service people, veterans and their families through joint efforts with various nonprofit organizations.

Several significant repairs were made to the home. Renovations included installation of a new kitchen floor, new windows, and shower stall. A handicapped-accessible ramp was built as well. Fred F. Collis & Sons, Inc. also provided the family with a complete duct cleaning, which made the Ross’s heating system function more efficiently and improved the home’s air quality.