Maytag, HomeAid America provide shelter to homeless

Maytag is teaming up with HomeAid America to help supply temporary shelter for homeless families, who are trying to get back on their feet.

Maytag will contribute appliances and funding to HomeAid, a non-profit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's temporary homeless families and individuals. HomeAid has built more than 350 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million -- nearly 50% of which was donated by the building industry.

"Now more than ever there are people in America that need help, and Whirlpool Corporation has always been a leader in assisting with safe and secure shelter," said Bob Bergeth, general manager, Whirlpool Corporation builder sales. "Just as Maytag brand is known for dependability, HomeAid has served as a dependable lifeline for thousands of Americans who needed a place to stay as they rebuilt their lives. For this reason, we're very pleased to partner with HomeAid."

To kick off the brand's support of HomeAid, Maytag kitchen and laundry appliances will be installed in eight apartments being added to the New Vista Shelter in Fullerton, Calif. The effort is HomeAid's 50th development in Orange County and is part of a combined effort between Pathways of Hope, Shea Homes and HomeAid Orange County. The new apartments will provide shelter for up to 36 people.

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