by Brenda Palmisano Over the past 17 years, Whirlpool has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, committing more than $101 million to programs in over 45 different countries. 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 of Cleveland's 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.”
Through this donation, Whirlpool continues to be actively involved in the neighborhood revitalization effort in Bradley County, helping to leave a positive imprint of hope and restoration. Chip Willis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland was thrilled at the news of the Whirlpool grant. “Whirlpool and Habitat of Cleveland have enjoyed a longstanding partnership both in monetary support as well as volunteer participation,” Willis said. “Whirlpool has committed to help revitalize the area around the site of the former Whirlpool manufacturing facility; this new grant will allow us to build a new home in the Blythe Oldfield neighborhood and contribute to the remarkable transformation currently taking place in that area.”
The staff, volunteers and homeowners at Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland are extremely grateful for Whirlpool’s support and involvement in the community and are looking forward to many more years of exciting partnership with the corporation!