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Whirlpool supplies homeless shelters

February 11, 2014
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The building industry donates nearly 50 percent of the value of HomeAid America’s homeless housing projects. Photo via fb.com

A partnership between Whirlpool’s Maytag brand and the national nonprofit HomeAid America is helping homeless Americans trying to get back on their feet.

Maytag will contribute appliances and funding to HomeAid, an organization that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's temporary homeless families and individuals.

To kick off the brand's support of HomeAid, Maytag kitchen and laundry appliances will be installed in eight apartments being added to the New Vista Shelter in Fullerton, Calif.

When completed, the apartments will provide shelter for up to 36 people.

Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America, said the nonprofit is “very lucky” to have Maytag “on our side as we continue our effort to provide housing and other assistance for today's homeless."

HomeAid

To date, Irvine, Calif.-based HomeAid has built more than 350 housing projects nationwide, at a value of more than $200 million, with nearly 50 percent being donated by the building industry.

Since its founding in 1989, HomeAid America's shelters have provided more than 7,500 beds per night throughout the nation and housed more than 170,000 people, as they work to rebuild their lives.

HomeAid has expanded throughout the country to include 15 chapters, including West Bloomfield.

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