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Whirlpool lends a hand at OutCenter, Harbor Towers for King Day
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By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Greg Fulmer wishes he could remind his younger self that school was let out for a reason on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

That’s why he, along with dozens of other Whirlpool Corp. employees, spent their Monday volunteering at schools, local shelters and other Southwest Michigan organizations.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million To Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

Assistance Will Benefit Thousands of Families During Frigid Weather
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy announced today that it’s donating $10 million that will go directly to helping people in need with their energy bills – assistance that will help thousands of families to stay safe and warm through this cold Michigan winter.

Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Habitat Build Honors the 13-year Tenure of Former CEO Jeff Fettig

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 5, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating the conclusion of its first-ever Global Habitat Build Project -- a project which  engaged more than 200 Whirlpool Corporation employee volunteers in 14 Habitat for Humanity home build projects in eight countries. The project was coordinated to recognize the many contributions of the company’s former CEO, Jeff Fettig, who stepped down as CEO on October 31, 2017, and to celebrate the 17-year partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool Corporation.

Carnival Corporation's AIDA New Year’s Raffle: Donations for SOS Children’s Villages, Mercy Ships and Fly & Help

AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket
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December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.

For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.

Flocking for 400 Turkeys

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Hundreds of vehicles sat Thursday along the streets of downtown Benton Harbor, all angled toward a bustling warehouse that was packed with food.

It marked the third year that the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency held its Holiday Food Sharing Program in Benton Harbor. The program collects and distributes more than 400 turkeys and food boxes to residents and families in need of help from the Twin Cities and surrounding Berrien County communities.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — There was no room to spare on the tables for those visiting the Victorious Life Christian Center on Tuesday.

That’s because they were packed with Christmas presents that would be given to several families in the Benton Harbor area.

A large portion of those gifts came from a group of Whirlpool Corp. employees who decided to “adopt a family” this Christmas.

Arrow Electronics Employees Cycle for a Good Cause

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Arrow Electronics employees in Austria recently participated in a 24-hour cycling marathon to raise money for “Sozialverein B37,” a nonprofit organization in the Austrian city of Linz that helps the local homeless community.

Two teams of four Arrow riders were joined by Austrian long-distance runner Günther Weidlinger, who, at Arrow's invitation, was eager to swap his running shoes for cycling shoes and support the fundraising event.

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EMPLOYEES at the KitchenAid Plant in Greenville Donate Over $400,000 to the Darke County United Way

By Steve Baker WHIO TV
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Whirlpool Corporation employees at the KitchenAid Plant in Greenville, Ohio donated more than $400,000 to United Way agencies in the area.

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Whirlpool Employees Raise $400K for Darke Co. United Way

By Erik Martin
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GREENVILLE — Darke County United Way received a big check Monday from the employees of Greenville’s Whirlpool Plant.

Whirlpool workers raised $400,033.88 to help United Way’s 24 participating agencies, representing about 80 percent of the $500,000 United Way is seeking to raise for 2018.

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Whirlpool Tool Makers Donate Bikes to Needy Children

By Craig Shoup
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Eddie Hatfield, a father of six, said he always wanted to give back to children, and two years ago started collecting money from his fellow tool makers at Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde to donate bikes to children for the Toys for Tots program.

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