Harbor Shores Donates Home Sites to Harbor Habitat for Humanity
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 17, 2012 – Harbor Shores, a beach and golf community in Benton Harbor, today announced the donation of home sites to Harbor Habitat for Humanity. The construction of two of the home sites at Harbor Shores will be funded by Whirlpool Corporation, parent company of the KitchenAid brand, which is the presenting sponsor of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship to be held at Harbor Shores from May 22-27, 2012.
"We are proud to donate these home sites to Harbor Habitat for Humanity,” said Bob McFeeter, Managing Director, Harbor Shores. "This year promises to be an exciting one at Harbor Shores with the addition of the Trailsides neighborhood, a residential clubhouse, completion of the 12 miles of walking trails and the excitement of the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. We look forward to sharing the Harbor Shores lifestyle with the future residents.”
As with other Habitat for Humanity homes that the company sponsors, Whirlpool Corporation employees will volunteer to build two of the homes at Harbor Shores. The employees will work together with Harbor Habitat for Humanity volunteers and expect one home to be dedicated during the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid.
Harbor Habitat for Humanity, established in Benton Harbor in 1995, has completed over 100 homes to date with the help of volunteers as the organization seeks to eliminate substandard housing in the community.
"The donation of these home sites in the Harbor Shores development will provide opportunities to strengthen families in this community,” said Erin Hudson, Executive Director, Harbor Habitat for Humanity. "Harbor Habitat for Humanity is proud to be a part of this community and we are truly grateful for the generosity of Harbor Shores and Whirlpool Corporation.”
About Harbor Shores
Harbor Shores is Lake Michigan’s first beach and golf community, just 90 minutes east of Chicago in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Mich. The community’s central amenity is an 18-hole, public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The challenging course winds through a variety of terrain including wetlands, riverside and hardwood forest and offers stunning views of Lake Michigan from lakeside holes. The 530-acre residential, golf, recreational and waterfront community plans to feature a full calendar of events and world-class amenities, including a marina village and riverwalk, town center with restaurants and shops, health and fitness center, deep-water marinas, with a boutique hotel and spa, miles of recreational trails and rivers, and acres of parks and green space. Harbor Shores will be home to nearly 600 residences, including charming cottages, signature homes, town homes and condominiums. Current real estate opportunities include golf and riverfront homesites, riverfront cottages, golf view homes and condominiums. For more information about the Harbor Shores community and golf course, visit www.harborshoreslife.com.
About Harbor Habitat for Humanity
Harbor Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing in Benton Harbor and Benton Charter Township by engaging the community and partnering with families to provide them with a safe, decent and affordable place to live. In order to make homes affordable to low-income families, we seek and encourage the support of volunteers to build each house. Houses are sold at no profit with a long-term, interest-free mortgage. Monthly mortgage payments are used to finance additional Habitat homes. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.harborhabitat.org, or call us at 269.925.9635.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.