Whirlpool Corporation and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Partner with the Scheidt Family to Build a Home in Cedar Rapids,

 Whirlpool Corporation and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Partner with the
             Scheidt Family to Build a Home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

PR Newswire

AMANA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2012

AMANA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR)
and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity have completed construction on the home
built in partnership with the Scheidt family, dedicating the house in a
ceremony that took place October 15. The partners helped build the home as
part of the 2012 Whirlpool-sponsored Habitat builds, which are taking place in
Whirlpool communities throughout the country.

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The house is located at 1009 H Ave NW, in the Northwestern quadrant of Cedar
Rapids. For Carol Scheidt, the move means living in a safer neighborhood, in
a home with fewer steps to navigate, and other accommodations to help her live
comfortably despite her Multiple Sclerosis.

"Whirlpool Corporation has been an outstanding partner over the years, helping
to transform the lives of families through its sponsorship and the work of its
volunteers," said Jeff Capps, Executive Director of Cedar Valley Habitat for
Humanity. "Seeing this finished home, and knowing the impact it will have on
the Scheidts, has had such a positive impact on all of us and the entire

The Scheidts have volunteered more than 300 hours of their time at the Habitat
for Humanity Restore and on build sites to achieve their goal of home
ownership, something Carol wasn't sure she would ever accomplish. Carol also
works full time for IKON.

"I was concerned with my disability, but Habitat came on board and made
everything I need come true," said Carol Scheidt. "It's amazing how fast this
came together and all the hard work from the volunteers. Without your support,
this would not be possible."

Whirlpool Corporation has been a partner of Habitat for Humanity International
for 12 years, supporting Habitat's work in 240 countries and sponsoring more
than 100 homes since the partnership began in 1999. In that time, the company
has donated a range and ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator to every Habitat
home in the U.S. and Canada, totaling more than 140,000 appliances. Whirlpool
also supports and participates in the annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work
Project and is the first corporation to provide on-going donations to Habitat
for Humanity ReStore resale outlets, helping to raise an additional $4.6
million for the organization.

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About Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical
Christian housing ministry dedicated to building and rehabilitating simple,
decent, and affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Partner
families make a down payment, invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity into
the construction of their homes and other Habitat homes, and make monthly
mortgage payments on a zero-interest loan. Since 1988, Cedar Valley Habitat
for Humanity has built or renovated more than 119 homes. Cedar Valley Habitat
plans to serve 22 families in 2012 through a combination of projects,
including new construction, home rehabilitations and exterior painting/repair
projects. Learn more at CVHabitat.org, or follow us on Twitter @cvhhinfo, and
like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cvhfh.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry
that has helped to build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served 2.5
million people worldwide.

Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

About Whirlpool Corporation
In more than 12 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Whirlpool
Corporation has donated more than 140,000 ranges and ENERGY STAR qualified
refrigerators to new Habitat homes built in North America, serving 71,000
families. The company has sponsored more than 100 homes around the world and
served more than 24,504 families in Europe alone. Additionally, Whirlpool has
donated more than 28,000 products to Habitat ReStore resale outlets in the
United States, helping to raise over $4.6 million. A proud sponsor of
Habitat's Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project since 2003, the value of the
company's commitment to Habitat nears $78 million. With active partnerships
in 40 countries, Whirlpool has engaged 8,000 employee volunteers and plans to
support the work of Habitat around the world through product donations,
financial contribution or volunteerism.

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation

Contact: Media Line, Whirlpool Corporation, +1-269-923-7405,
media@whirlpool.com; or Tami Griffin Habitat for Humanity Intl,
+1-303-332-8446, tagriffin@habitat.org
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