Gov. Snyder recognizes Whirlpool for its community service efforts

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. and its workers gained recognition Thursday from Gov. Rick Snyder for their community service efforts.

Snyder will award Whirlpool with a Governor’s Service Award during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the Detroit Opera House. Whirlpool was among six businesses cited in the Corporate Community Leader category.

Snyder will give awards to 49 recipients across 10 categories.

“These individuals and organizations are role models. … The impact they have on other people’s lives is incredible,” the governor stated in a press release. “They show us how to overcome obstacles and do good things for other people.”

Whirlpool issued a statement Thursday saying the company appreciates the recognition.

“We are honored to win a Governor’s Service Award. Supporting communities is an essential part of who we are as a company. We are very proud of our many employees who volunteer their time at local organizations to help our community continue to be a great place to live and work,” according to the company statement.

The awards are coordinated by the Michigan Community Service Commission, a part of the Michigan Department for Human Services. The commission is the state’s lead agency on volunteerism.

Thursday’s announcement marks the 25th anniversary for the awards.

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