IU, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on Fifth Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

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IU, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on Fifth Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

New home being built Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 near IU Memorial Stadium
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Construction will begin Sept. 24 on the fifth Habitat for Humanity home that will be built for a Bloomington family by Indiana University students, faculty and alumni on campus, with support from Whirlpool Corp.

Since 2010, four Bloomington families have accepted their house keys on the football field at IU's Memorial Stadium, not far from where the houses were built, across 17th Street and near the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center.

This fall, Tracey Hodge, an IU Health Bloomington Hospital employee, and her son Dante will become the fifth family to work with hundreds of volunteers on a home and to raise awareness about the importance of quality affordable housing in the community.

This also is the fifth year that Whirlpool has sponsored the blitz home build in a joint effort with IU, its Kelley School of Business and Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.

The build dates encompass back-to-back home football games of the IU Hoosiers with the University of Maryland on Sept. 27 and the University of North Texas on Oct. 4. The Hodges will receive the keys to their new home before the North Texas game. The house will be moved to its final location the following day.

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