The Jimmy Carter Work Project would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate partners and their employees throughout Michigan and around the world:
Whirlpool Corp. is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $11 billion, 68,000 employees and nearly 50 manufacturing and technology research centers around the globe. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names to consumers in more than 170 countries.
Masco Corp. is today one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand name consumer products for the home and family. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the sale and installation of insulation and other building products such as fireplaces, cabinetry, gutters, bath accessories, garage doors, shelving and windows. Today Masco has approximately 6,500 shareholders and 61,000 employees. Community involvement and good citizenship are important parts of the Masco corporate creed, and through its Foundation, the Company has demonstrated its commitment to a variety of arts, cultural and housing-based organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, serving the communities in which its companies and employees reside.
Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $33 billion, Dow serves customers in more than 180 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its approximately 46,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities.
Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, the Home Safety Council and United Way of America, in addition to numerous nonprofit organizations and programs that help communities across the country. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awards more than $2 million annually to diverse organizations across the United States. Lowe’s also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe’s Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer program aimed at preventing unintentional home injuries. Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2003 sales of $30.8 billion, has more than 950 stores in 45 states.
Great Lakes Capital Fund
The fund was established in 1993 as a nonprofit housing corporation. Its mission is to create sustainable communities by providing quality, affordable housing and other economic and social opportunities to the poor and underprivileged; to promote self-sufficiency and upward mobility of very low, low, and moderate income households in a manner that helps promote diversity, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, lessen neighborhood tensions and combat the deterioration of communities throughout the state of Michigan. Through GLCF, socially minded corporations are able to join together to invest in affordable housing. This investment produces not only the social benefits of affordable housing but also a very competitive, beneficial rate of return to the investor.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, established in 1966, provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve decent, affordable housing for low and moderate income Michigan residents. MSHDA’s loans and operating expenses are financed through the sale of tax-exempt and taxable bonds and notes to private investors, not from state tax revenues. Proceeds of the bonds and notes are lent at below-market interest rates to developers of rental housing and also fund home mortgages and home improvement loans. MSHDA also administers various federal housing programs.
DIY Network, one of four cable television networks operated by Scripps Networks, focuses on the do-it-yourself enthusiast, providing in-depth demonstrations and tips for a broad range of categories such as automotive and boating, crafts, gardening, hobbies, home building, home improvement, living and woodworking. DIY Network is distributed to more than 24 million U.S. households.
DIYnetwork.com is one of the fastest growing media Web sites and delivers more than one million unique visitors per month. DIYnetwork.com mirrors the weekly on-air programming schedule, featuring easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for nearly 11,500 projects, including a detailed online guide to resources, materials and related projects. DIYnetwork.com users can search the site for any project shown on-air and engage in community bulletin boards.
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