Whirlpool Corporation Renews Sponsorship for Homes For Our Troops
January 20, 2017
Whirlpool Corporation has renewed its agreement with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) as official appliance sponsor, continuing a longstanding commitment to support U.S. military veterans. HFOT is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001.
Since 2004, HFOT has handed over the keys to nearly 230 mortgage-free homes and for the last three years those homes have included a full suite of new Whirlpool brand major appliances and KitchenAid brand countertop appliances.
“On behalf of Whirlpool Corporation and all of our approximately 500 veteran employees, we are honored and excited to continue this partnership with Homes For Our Troops,” said John Miller, senior vice president, Global Strategic Sourcing, Whirlpool Corporation.
Whirlpool Corporation has a long history of supporting men and women in uniform, from shifting production to aid the war effort in 1942 to its recognition as one of the 2015 Top Military Friendly Employers by Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned company and ratings entity. Additional recognitions include the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s 2014 Bronze Level Award for commitment to military veteran recruitment, training and retention and both the 2014 Pro Patria Award and recognition as a top veteran friendly employer among large companies by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
In early 2012, Whirlpool Corporation formed a Veterans Association to support the recruiting, onboarding and retention of veterans and their families into the Whirlpool workforce. As part of the company’s mentoring program, veterans and mentors help new hires make the transition to new positions and progress to executive leadership. Members support and recognize veteran colleagues, give back through service and support community events.
Pictured: Army Sergeant First Class Edgar Barrera