Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity Join Forces Once Again By Matthew D. Michalek For more than a decade, Whirlpool Corporation has supported the efforts of Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to those who need homes and are willing to put in the effort to help themselves. Over that time, Whirlpool has contributed nearly $78 million in cash and products to efforts across more than 40 countries worldwide. Part of this commitment includes a donation of an efficient Energy Star–certified refrigerator to every Habitat for Humanity home in North America. Every year, the two organizations team up for construction projects. This year, the projects will focus on communities where Whirlpool operates administrative, manufacturing, and customer service offices. Mathew D. Michalek is a long-time member of the home construction and land development business. He has a history of supporting Habitat for Humanity and other charities dedicated to providing affordable housing to needy families.