Whirlpool Corporation is once again collaborating with United Way of Midland County to donate appliances and to offer them at deeply discounted prices for those in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
The sale is open to the public—no pre-qualification is needed—on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the former Younkers department store in the Midland Mall, 6800 Eastman Avenue.
The entire selection of appliances will be offered up to 50 percent off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Over 650 brand new Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool brand appliances will be at the sale, including:
- Nearly 200 nine cubic-square-foot freezers with removable baskets
- Over 60 electric and gas laundry pairs
- Over 100 side by side and bottom mount refrigerators
- Over 80 electric and gas ranges
- Dishwashers, microwaves, toasters and more
The event mirrors the first appliance sale that Whirlpool and United Way hosted this July, which served over 1,300 people.
“The sale earlier this summer highlighted the need, so we knew we wanted to partner with United Way to bring this sale back to the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said Pam Klyn, vice president, Global Product Organization, Whirlpool Corporation. “Whether you’ve faced struggles due to the pandemic, the flood, life challenges or simply want a great product at a great price, we welcome community members to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Recognizing the situational needs of those impacted by the May 2020 flood events, United Way and Whirlpool are offering flood victims an additional 20 percent off the already deeply discounted prices. Those impacted by the flood also have early access to the sale on Friday, Oct. 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To receive the discount and get early access to the sale, flood victims must show a special pass they will receive prior to the sale via email from the Disaster Case Managers.
“Whirlpool has been an amazing partner and advocate for our community, especially during this great time of need,” said Holly Miller, president & CEO of United Way of Midland County. “The sale is on a first come, first served basis and quantities are limited, so this special pass for flood victims also provides them with an opportunity to access the widest range of available appliances.”
Flood victims who have not been in contact with a case manager should call (989) 374-8000 prior to the sale in order to receive the pass. Case managers will be on site at the sale to assist those who do not have an email address.
In addition to large appliances at the sale, there will also be KitchenAid small appliances for sale, including toasters, microwaves and blenders.
Freezers were in high demand during the summer sale, so Whirlpool adjusted its available inventory for this second sale to better serve customers’ needs.
“The nine-cubic foot freezer can fit 270 pounds of frozen food, and is a great choice for a family of four or as a second freezer for a larger family,” said Klyn. “We hope the selection of appliances will help alleviate some stress that is currently on community members’ shoulders.”
Payment for appliances will be by cash or credit card only. No checks will be accepted. People are encouraged to bring the appropriate vehicle to take the appliances with them after purchase when possible. Volunteers will be available to help load appliances into people’s personal vehicles. Appliances can be delivered door-to-door within a 20-mile radius over the weekend for an additional $100 per appliance. Installation of the appliances or moving them indoors will not be available. Appliances must be paid for on-site and come with a one-year standard warranty. All sales are final.
Whirlpool is fully donating all appliances to this cause. Any proceeds from the sale will be invested to create positive community change.
For health and safety precautions, masks must be worn at the sale, and social distancing will be encouraged.
We are also in need of volunteers to make this event a success. There are multiple volunteer shifts available. If you or your team, friends or family are looking for a way to give back and volunteer together, this is a great opportunity. Register here.