Maytag has announced a partnership with HomeAid, a non-profit organization that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's temporary homeless families and individuals. More than 630,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. As part of the partnership, Maytag will contribute kitchen and laundry appliances and funding to HomeAid to help supply temporary shelter for homeless families working to get back on their feet.
To kick off the new partnership, 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. When completed, the new apartments will provide shelter for up to 36 people.
The New Vista Shelter expansion marks the kickoff of HomeAid America's 25th anniversary. In 2014, HomeAid America will highlight the growth and successes of the organization as well as celebrate their donors, volunteers and a number of new projects. Since its founding in 1989, HomeAid America's shelters have provided more than 7,500 beds per night throughout the nation and have housed more than 170,000 people as they work to rebuild their lives. HomeAid has built more than 350 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million - nearly 50 percent of which was donated by the building industry.
"We are thrilled to add Maytag as a national partner for HomeAid America," said Peter Simons, chief executive officer of HomeAid America. "Maytag has been a household name for generations, known for their dependability and reliability; those are two wonderful qualities in a partner. HomeAid is very lucky to have them on our side as we continue our effort to provide housing and other assistance for today's homeless."
ABOUT HOMEAID AMERICA
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today's homeless. The organization builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America's temporarily homeless families and individuals, more than one million of whom are children, while they rebuild their lives. HomeAid's mission is: "building new lives for America’s homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach." HomeAid's facilities offer 2.4 million bed-nights annually through HomeAid's network of 15 active chapters in 10 states across the country. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
ABOUT MAYTAG BRAND
For more than a century, Maytag® brand kitchen and laundry appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag® brand appliances - including Maytag® Maxima® front-load and Maytag® Bravos® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation. For more information on any Maytag® brand appliance, visit www.maytag.com.