National builder teams up with Whirlpool® Corporation to furnish 17
Ronald McDonald™ Houses with new appliances
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
KB Home (NYSE:KBH) today announced it recently teamed up with long-time
business partner Whirlpool Corporation to provide Ronald McDonald Houses
in 17 KB Home markets with new washers and dryers as one of the national
builder's "60 Acts of Kindness," which KB Home is performing in
celebration of its 60th Anniversary. These service projects
provide support to the communities in which the KB Home team lives,
works, and builds new homes as part of its ongoing KB Cares initiative.
"KB Home is proud to have helped families realize their dream of owning
a new home for 60 years," said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home's chairman,
president and CEO. "We launched our ‘60 Acts of Kindness' to find new
ways to further support our communities."
KB Home and Whirlpool joined together last month to provide a new
Whirlpool brand washer and dryer at no cost to 17 different Ronald
McDonald Houses located in a KB Home market. These appliances will be
used by the families of critically ill children who are receiving
medical treatment away from home.
"We've been working with Whirlpool Corporation for more than 20 years,
so it was a natural fit for a ‘60 Acts of Kindness' project," said
Mezger. "Today, we use Whirlpool brand, KitchenAid® and Jenn-Air®
appliances in every KB Home we build. We are confident that these new
appliances will help the 17 Ronald McDonald Houses to support the needs
of the families they serve."
"Whirlpool Corporation is proud to celebrate this milestone with KB
Home, while also helping deliver high-performance appliances to families
in their time of need," said Bob Bergeth, general manager, contract
builder sales at Whirlpool Corporation. "We deeply value our
decades-long relationship with the one of the largest homebuilders, and
we are honored to contribute to such a worthy cause as Ronald McDonald
To learn more about KB Home, Whirlpool Corporation, or Ronald McDonald
House Charities, please visit their websites at https://kbhome.com/,
About KB Home
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United
States, with nearly 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957.
We operate in 36 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time and
first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We are
differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what
they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and
exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios.
In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building
innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes. We invite you
to learn more about KB Home by visiting www.kbhome.com,
calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance
manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual
sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research
centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid,
Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht,
Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly
every country throughout the world. Additional information about the
company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com,
or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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