Long-time Habitat for Humanity partner Whirlpool brand will continue to provide a new range and refrigerator for every new Habitat built home in the U.S. in 2015. Whirlpool donates up to $5 million in products throughout the year and the brand will also sponsor eight new home builds with families in need of affordable housing across the country.
Builds fully funded by Whirlpool will take place in Marion, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; and Benton Harbor, Michigan, covering the entire cost of constructing the home. Partially sponsored builds scheduled for 2015 will take place in Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Greenville, Ohio; Amana, Iowa; and Cleveland, Tennessee. For the sixth consecutive year, Whirlpool Corporation will also participate in a blitz build with the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Whirlpool has developed active programs in more than 45 countries with a commitment of more than $90 million. In North America and Canada, the company has donated more than 168,000 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving more than 85,000 families. The company has engaged thousands of employee volunteers, sponsored nearly 150 homes around the world and donated products to more than 75,000 Habitat families in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Nissan North America and Habitat for Humanity are celebrating 10 years of partnership. Nissan donated $1 million to Habitat for Humanity to provide resources to build homes, communities and hope.
The funding will be used to fund the construction of new Habitat homes in Tennessee, Mississippi, Michigan and Canada. Each of the houses were outfitted with energy efficient features, including low-flow toilets, faucets and shower-heads, programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent lighting. Nissan employee volunteers will fully build these homes and will also have build days with Habitat affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois and Georgia. Additionally, Nissan will donate 10 vehicles to add to Habitat’s fleet of disaster mobile response units and to aid in affiliate capacity.
Nissan’s partnership with Habitat began in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Nissan donated 50 Nissan Titan trucks to assist Habitat’s response efforts in the Gulf Coast and mobilized employees to assist in home building and has donated an additional 78 vehicles in the years since then. Since 2006, Nissan employees have helped to build 63 homes across the United States, serving 569 families. Nissan’s employees have logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
State Farm, a Habitat for Humanity partner since 1994, is donating $800,000 to Habitat to engage youth in home construction, neighborhood revitalization and disaster recovery activities. The funding will support more than 25 projects across the country.
Many of the projects will engage Habitat for Humanity chapters on high school and college campuses in raising matching funding amounts. Youth volunteers have raised an additional $40 million as part of this partnership component. Several additional projects will support youth efforts to help families impacted by disasters.
With more than $7.5 million in donations, State Farm has served as Habitat’s primary national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs since 2007. Local offices contribute more than $500,000 annually to Habitat affiliates across the United States and for the past two years, State Farm employees have awarded Habitat funds in honor of its Founder’s Day.
TD Ameritrade continues its commitment to Habitat by supporting eight build events across the U.S. in 2015.
TD Ameritrade employees, clients, families and friends will come together to work side by side with Habitat partner homeowners to help build or renovate their homes.
Since 2011, TD Ameritrade employees have volunteered more than 28,000 hours to help build or renovate homes. Last year, employees volunteered more than 6,400 hours with Habitat affiliates in eight cities.
EXIT Realty Corp. International recently pledged $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International, bringing its total pledges to $2.5 million to date.
A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty is pledged to Habitat. To-date, the company has contributed both financially and with volunteer hours towards 19 home builds, participated in a neighborhood revitalization project and in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.