Craftsman unites republicans, democrats under one roof

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears' Craftsman brand is using the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions to show that two sides can come together.

The company has teamed up with Ty Pennington of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" fame, Sears Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together, NextGen Home built by Champion and Bank of America to build two halves of one home -- one in Tampa, Fla. during the RNC and the other in Charlotte, N.C. during the DNC.

The final home will be donated to a deserving military veteran in Charlotte. Delegates, elected officials and their staff and convention attendees in both locations are invited to literally swing a hammer, nail 2 x 4s and paint walls alongside Pennington during the events.

The Craftsman brand is encouraging Americans to get involved by visiting the "House United" tab on the brand's Facebook page at Facebook.com/Craftsman to sign a petition encouraging their state delegates to stop by each event to lend a hand.