Whirlpool celebrates with CO Habitat

LONGMONT, Colo. (Nov. 21, 2008) – As one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners, Whirlpool Corporation is proud to help celebrate Habitat for Humanity(R) of Colorado’s 1,000th home milestone.

Dedication of the 1,000th home takes place on Nov. 22, in Longmont, Colo. The honorable Andrew Romanoff, speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will preside over the ceremony and celebration. In addition to Whirlpool Corporation contract support representative Amy Schiebel and the company’s direct builder account managers Rhandi Bobo, Scott Park, Lori Raymond, Randy Schutte and Jim Varvil, fellow Habitat for Humanity homeowners and supporters from around the state will join in the celebration.

“This is truly a historic occasion for Habitat, and we’re excited to be able to share these moments with Whirlpool Corporation, which has been so dedicated to our cause,” said Stefka Fanchi, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. “Whirlpool Corporation and people like Rhandi, Scott, Lori, Randy and Jim have been instrumental in helping us reach the 1,000-home mark. Whirlpool Corporation’s continued support will help us reach our next goal of building another 1,000 Habitat homes within three years.”

Whirlpool Corporation is one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners, donating a range and ENERGY STAR(R) qualified refrigerator to every new Habitat home built in North America. Every year, thousands of Whirlpool employees volunteer their own time to Habitat builds around the country. Whirlpool Corporation plans to support every new Habitat home built globally by 2011, through product donations, cash or home sponsorship.

“Since 1999, Whirlpool Corporation has supported Habitat in its mission to provide simple, decent housing. Together with Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, we're proud to be part of such a momentous occasion,” said Debbie Ramirez, manager of corporate commitments at Whirlpool Corporation.