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Serving those Who Serve: Military Makeover with Montel and Rent-A-Center

Serving those Who Serve: Military Makeover with Montel and Rent-A-Center

Child waves American flag welcoming military family to new homeAt Rent-A-Center, we pride ourselves on serving those who serve. So, when we found out about Corporal Jacob Tabora’s need for a renovated space — we partnered with Military Makeover with Montel Williams and Whirlpool to give him and his family their dream home. Learn about Jacob, his service to our country, and how we’re giving back to Americans like him.

About Military Makeover with Montel

As a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, legendary talk show host Montel Williams is passionate about giving back to our country’s servicemen and women and their families. Military Makeover with Montel airing on Lifetime TV, does just that, enlisting the help of contractors, designers, landscapers, and other home improvement professionals – including Rent-A-Center! – to give these incredible members of our military the homes they deserve. An offer of hope and a breath of fresh air, these home transformations are only a small “thank you” for the enormous sacrifices these military families have made.Camera crew films home makeover

And no one deserves our gratitude more than Corporal Jacob Tabora and his family. Jacob was critically injured while training for his second deployment to Iraq and faced a series of personal struggles while recovering from his injuries. Despite his own circumstance, Jacob persevered – adding a wife, three kids, and a criminal justice degree along the way. Today, Jacob and his family live outside of San Antonio in a house that desperately needs a little TLC. That is where Military Makeover with Montel and Rent-A-Center came in.

How Rent-A-Center Supports Service Members

Headquartered in the same state the Tabora family calls home, all of us here at Rent-A-Center jumped at the opportunity to help this deserving military family. Home of the “Worry-Free Guarantee,” Rent-A-Center’s very mission is to improve the lives of our customers by offering vital home goods with affordable payment plans.

Rent-A-Center delivers new appliances for military family

Our budget-friendly and flexible rent-to-own plans mean our customers can get the necessities they need without the stress of hefty upfront costs. With many of our stores located near military bases, we are honored and proud to help families just like the Taboras own quality brand appliances.

Military members aren’t only satisfied customers, but they’re also valued members of the Rent-A-Center team. We are proud to offer our country’s veterans career opportunities, including our own Anthony Baldwin, who makes an appearance on upcoming episodes of Military Makeover with Montel.

Anthony is a distinguished Air Force veteran who worked as an Aircraft Structural Maintenance Specialist from 1998 to 2003. Anthony worked on the Top Secret U2 Reconnaissance Airplane during this time and earned numerous honors for his exceptional service. Today, Anthony oversees 11 Rent-A-Center locations and attributes his leadership abilities to his time in the Air Force. Anthony, along with the rest of us at Rent-A-Center, was thrilled to help Montel and his crew surprise the Tabora family.

Watch The Tabora’s Dream Home Become a Reality

Everyone should have a home where they can truly relax with the people they love most – and this is particularly true for the people who have courageously served our country. As the home of the Worry-Free Guarantee, Rent-A-Center was honored to be a part of making this Military Makeover with Montel come true! Tune into Lifetime and watch the Tabora family’s reaction to the home of their dreams on 11/20.Tabora family military makeover reveal

Tune into Military Makeover w/ Montel featuring the Tabora Family airing on Lifetime TV at 7:30 AM ET/PT

  • Episode 1 — Nov 20th & Nov 26th
  • Episode 2 — Nov 27th & Dec 3rd
  • Episode 3 — Dec 4th & Dec 24th
  • Episode 4 — Dec 11th & Dec 25th
  • Episode 5 — Dec 18th & Dec 30th

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