Over the past 18 years, Whirlpool has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, committing more than $101 million to programs in over 45 different countries. In the United States and Canada, Whirlpool has donated more than 184,000 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving more than 100,000 families, according to the Whirlpool Corporation website.
Through this partnership, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland recently received a $90,000 grant from Whirlpool to sponsor the building of a new home. This generous donation will help propel the mission of Habitat for Humanity by providing another family with a home and hope for the future.
Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland Family Services Manager, NaCole Harris-Massengill, believes Whirlpool has set an invaluable example of being a community-minded corporation. “When you talk about a great partnership and continuing to help families leave a legacy and become stable, independent and sustainable themselves, Whirlpool is at the top of doing that,” Harris-Massengill said. “This grant for a full home sponsorship will only help to strengthen their ties in the community, helping another family along their way of achieving the American dream of being a homeowner.”
The Whirlpool funded home is in partnership with the Chairez family. Mary Jo and her daughter hope to move into their home in mid-June.
“Owning my own home means stability and not having to move from place to place,” said Mary Jo “Habitat for Humanity is an example of a positive and happy future for my daughter and me.”