Whirlpool Corporation and Harbor Habitat for Humanity Partner with the
Patterson and Murphy Families to Build Homes in Benton Harbor, Mich.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation
(NYSE: WHR) and Harbor Habitat for Humanity have completed construction on the
homes built in partnership with Tynisha Murphy and the Patterson family,
dedicating the homes in a ceremony that took place December 8. The builds took
place on side-by-side lots in the Harbor Shores community of Benton Harbor.
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"We couldn't be happier about our long-standing partnership with Whirlpool
Corporation," said Erin Hudson, Executive Director of Harbor Habitat for
Humanity. "The dedication of the company and its tireless volunteers has truly
made a difference in our community and in communities across the country."
Through this build, and the volunteer hours the family put in, Patrick and
Brunetta Patterson have achieved their goal of home ownership – improving the
living situation for their three daughters and two grandchildren. The
Pattersons, who are actively involved in their local church, Our Center for
Better Living, never believed that would be possible.
"We are extremely thankful for the opportunity to become homeowners," said
Patrick Patterson. "It has been an absolute pleasure to work side-by-side with
these volunteers. Without Habitat for Humanity and Whirlpool, our dream never
would have become a reality."
The build is part of Whirlpool Corporation-sponsored Habitat builds that took
place throughout the United States in 2012. Whirlpool also sponsored homes in
Amana, Iowa, Clyde, Ohio and at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
"We are so proud of our employees' selfless efforts in supporting the
homeownership goals of the Murphys and Pattersons," said Tanu Grewal, Senior
Brand Manager at Whirlpool Corporation. "It's truly great to see the results
of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, right here in our hometown."
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 Harbor Habitat for Humanity
Harbor Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) is a non-profit, Christian
ecumenical ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing in Benton
Harbor and Benton Charter Township by engaging the community and partnering
with families to provide them with a safe, decent, and affordable place to
live. 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 1995, Harbor Habitat
for Humanity has built or renovated more than 98 homes. Learn more at
http://www.harborhabitat.org, or like us on Facebook at
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, email@example.com,
+1-269-923-7405, or Tami Griffin, Habitat for Humanity Intl,
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