Whirlpool Expands Charitable Support

BENTON HARBOR, MI - Whirlpool Corp., based here, has expanded is support to Habitat for Humanity, the company has announced.

Citing it as the single largest philanthropic program in its history, the company has recently participated in three major programs: the Jimmy Carter Work Project (JCWP), the Reba McEntire/Habitat for Humanity summer concert tour and the More Than Houses campaign, the company has announced.

Through the Jimmy Carter Work Project, six houses were completed in Benton Harbor with the assistance of some 300 global Whirlpool employees.

The company, which has donated a refrigerator and range to every Habitat home built in North America since 1999, also sponsored the opening and closing ceremonies.

"Whirlpool is deeply committed to Habitat's mission of providing families with affordable, adequate shelter," said Jeff Terry, Whirlpool manager of Habitat for Humanity. "We are thrilled to be sponsoring the JCWP in Benton Harbor. This is our home, and we look forward to making an impact in our own backyard."

For the second year in a row, the company is also sponsoring the Reba McEntire/Habitat for Humanity summer concert tour, with a dollar from each ticket going to Habitat for Humanity.

This month, the company takes part in the More Than Houses campaign, which culminates in Knoxville, TN, with the celebration of the 200,000th Habitat home.