Whirlpool Corporation – On Friday, Whirlpool employees and students from Indiana University and the Kelley School collaborated to build a home for Cherri Morris and her four grandchildren, which was dedicated on Saturday at IU’s homecoming game. This is the 13th BuildBetter with Whirlpool climate-resilient and energy-efficient home built in collaboration with Whirlpool Corporation, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.
Whirlpool Corp. employees, executives, and retired CEO Jeff Fettig, who received a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from IU before joining the firm in 1981, were on hand to help with the construction. Morris and her grandchildren received symbolic keys to her home on the field at Memorial Stadium before Indiana University’s homecoming football game versus Rutgers University on Saturday.
Cherri’s new home is one of 250 climate-resilient and energy-efficient homes being built across the United States over the next three years as part of the BuildBetter with Whirlpool initiative. Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity have been working together for 24 years to create a better future in which families have access to safe, quality, and affordable homes. Whirlpool Corp. has provided more than $125 million in appliances to Habitat since 1999, including ranges, freezers, dishwashers, and microwaves for Habitat homes in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific area, the Middle East, and Latin America as of September 2023. This contribution has assisted in the service of almost one million people worldwide.