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Red Cross Recognizes Whirlpool Corporation for Sandy Contribution

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The American Red Cross of West Michigan will recognize Whirlpool Corporation on Thursday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m. for their generous donation in response to Hurricane Sandy.

The Red Cross will present the certificate at the Whirlpool Headquarters on 2000 N. M-63 in Benton Harbor to thank them for a $75,000 donation in response to the October 2012 disaster. Local volunteers who deployed to the East Coast for Hurricane Sandy will also be present to personally thank Whirlpool employees and retirees for their contributions and the Whirlpool Foundation for matching those donations.

“Whirlpool Corporation’s belief of improving lives one home, one family at a time is never more obvious than when a disaster strikes,” Jeff Noel, vice president, Communications and Public Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation. “It was the generous donations from our employees and retirees that inspired the Whirlpool Foundation to not only match those donations, but to make an additional donation as well.”

“Community supporters like Whirlpool Corporation make it possible for the Red Cross to take action during times of crisis,” said Cheryl Bremer, Regional CEO of the Red Cross of West Michigan. “We value these relationships within our communities and appreciate everything they do to help the Red Cross fulfill its mission.”

The American Red Cross continues to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, more than three months after the storm made landfall. More than 1,000 Red Cross workers are still on the ground in New York. Overall, nearly 17,000 trained workers through the Red Cross, including 328 from West Michigan, have mobilized to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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