8th Annual Whirlpool/IU Kelley Blitz Build: Oct. 3 – 14

Our Whirlpool Blitz Build begins next week on the beautiful Indiana University campus!  We will be building at a new location:  at the intersection of 17th Street and Fee Lane.  Parking is available in the Green Lot at Gate 12.

Irving Castañeda Baltazar has helped to build homes for his mother and other family members over the years; he has already volunteered more than 230 hours helping to build other Habitat houses and attending homeowner readiness courses. It’s only fitting that volunteers will come together to help a person who has given so much to others reach his dream of homeownership in just 10 short days. Read more about Irving’s journey HERE.

Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity have partnered together to improve lives one home, one family at a time since 1999. 8000+ Whirlpool employees volunteer with Habitat annually. Whirlpool donates a range and an ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator to each Habitat home in the United States. The value of Whirlpool Corporation’s current commitment is $101 million. More than 100,000 families have been directly impacted around the world by Whirlpool’s partnership with Habitat.

Provost and executive vice president Lauren Robel summed up the excitement well: “When our campus and community come together for projects like this, everyone benefits, and all participants gain a better understanding and appreciation for one another’s unique attributes and challenges.”

All IU community members are invited to participate. Contact the Kelley Institute for Social Impact program at: 812-856-7852 or KISI@indiana.edu to register!

As always, we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to make this build possible!

Read more about the upcoming excitement in the IU news release HERE.

Check out the story on the front page of The Herald-Times!

Watch the video produced by Indiana University Communications HERE.

Keep an eye on our social media accounts for updates as the build progresses!

And please join us for the dedication of Irving’s home on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30am. All those in attendance are invited to join us as Irving accepts the keys to his new home on the field prior to the start of the IU / University of Michigan football game!

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