(July 17, 2020) In support of helping the people of Midland County, Michigan recover in the aftermath of recent flooding, Whirlpool Corporation is donating more than 400 appliances to be sold at deeply discounted prices on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 at the Midland Mall. All sale proceeds will benefit United Way.
The sale, which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 2, will include brand new Maytag®, Amana®, KitchenAid® and Whirlpool® brand ovens, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and washers and dryers. There will also be several KitchenAid® Small Appliances.
Partnering with United Way of Midland County, Whirlpool is hosting the sale in an effort to help provide useful appliances at accessible prices to those who have experienced flood damage. The entire selection of appliances will be offered up to 50% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
“We care deeply about the people of Midland and want to help in the recovery,” said Pam Klyn, Vice President, Global Product Organization, Whirlpool Corporation. “I personally have family and friends deeply impacted by the devastating flooding and this is one way we can contribute to the community. Ensuring all proceeds go to United Way helps to support future community efforts as well. Through our long-standing partnership with Dow, Whirlpool Corporation is pleased to do what we can to help our respective communities.”
The sale will take place at the former Younkers department store in the Midland Mall, 6800 Eastman Avenue. The space is being generously donated by the Mall. In addition, detergent and other household cleaning supplies will be provided with every purchase while supplies last.
Though the event is a way to help those impacted by flood, it is not strictly for flood victims—it is open to the public and intended for any community member who can benefit from these lower prices. Whirlpool and United Way recognize how the pandemic and daily life have created hurdles for many people across the region. The sale is a potential way to help alleviate some of the stresses people are facing.
“The flood caused over $100,000,000 of damages to Midland County homes alone,” said Holly Miller, president and CEO of United Way of Midland County. “Whirlpool came to us with this generous offer to greatly reduce the price of much-needed appliances as we start to recover. We are beyond grateful to Whirlpool for their willingness to step in to help make these appliances more accessible to those in Midland and across the region.”
Payment for appliances will be accepted by cash or credit card only. No checks will be accepted. Volunteers will be available to help load appliances into people’s personal vehicles. Appliances can be delivered within a 15 mile radius over the weekend for an additional $100 per appliance. Appliances must be paid for on-site and come with a one-year standard warranty.
For health and safety precautions, masks must be worn at the sale and social distancing will be encouraged.