Whirlpool named Home sponsor with $100,000 donation
BRAMPTON, ON, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity Brampton launched construction of two new homes with a groundbreaking ceremony today at Hoskins Square in Brampton as part of its 36inTEN campaign to build 36 homes in 10 years. Whirlpool Canada has donated $100,000 along with appliances for both homes and has been named home sponsor for one of the two homes.
"It's an exciting day as we get started on two new homes, which will provide a helping hand to two families in the community, part of our ongoing goal to build 36 homes in the next 10 years," says Thomas Fischer, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Brampton. "We're also delighted to welcome Whirlpool as a home sponsor, a company that has been a terrific supporter of Habitat for Humanity globally over the years."
Whirlpool Canada is the home sponsor for a three story, 1,200 sq. ft. home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second home to be built will be 800 sq. ft. with three bedrooms and one bathroom. Both homes have been designed by Ottawa-based architectural firm 25:8 Research + Design.
"We're excited to be the title sponsor for a new home in Brampton and to be a part of today's groundbreaking," says Susan Promane, Director of Supply, Whirlpool Canada. "We believe in giving a helping hand and supporting Habitat for Humanity in the community. We are looking forward to participating in this build."
In addition to the financial contribution and the donation of appliances, Whirlpool employees will be volunteering their time over several days to help build the home.
"Habitat for Humanity and Whirlpool have a longstanding relationship, not just in Canada, but globally. Currently, that support has included the donation of a refrigerator and range for every new Habitat home built in North America," adds Promane.
In addition, members of the community were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, Gael Miles, Regional Councillor for Wards 7 & 8 and Sandra Hames, Regional Councillor for Wards 7 & 8, as well as support and participation by other Regional Councillors, MPs and MPPs.
Habitat for Humanity Brampton is actively looking to find families for the homes it is building over the next 10 years. People interested should contact Habitat for Humanity in Brampton at 905-455-0883 x 231 or visit http://habitatbrampton.com.
Habitat Brampton built their very first home in Brampton back in 2004. These will be the fifth and sixth homes built by Habitat for Humanity Brampton since its inception.
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
About Habitat for Humanity Brampton
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and its mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Image with caption: "(l-r) Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, Habitat for Humanity Brampton Executive Director Thomas Fischer and Whirlpool Canada Director of Supply Susan Promane launched two homes at a groundbreaking ceremony on Hoskins Square in Brampton, ON, May 8, 2012 as part of Habitat Brampton's 36inTEN campaign. (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Brampton)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120508_C5364_PHOTO_EN_13302.jpg
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