Do it Best Corp. donates to American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

August 31, 2017 LBM Journal

Nabila Safdar of Do it Best Corp. (right) presents a donation to Katherine Mac Auley of the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Do it Best Corp. presented a donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana today in support of the charitable organization’s ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Do it Best Corp. made the donation on behalf of the co-op’s member-owners in areas impacted by Harvey over the past week. Nabila Safdar, an IT Project Manager at Do it Best Corp. and current board member at the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, presented the check to Executive Director Katherine Mac Aulay at the co-op’s world headquarters in Fort Wayne this afternoon. In addition to the monetary donation, Do it Best Corp. is partnering with the American Red Cross to facilitate the distribution of bottled water to those most in need in Texas.

“On behalf of the entire American Red Cross organization, and especially those of us working on the ground supporting relief efforts in Texas, I extend our deepest gratitude to Do it Best for this generous donation,” Mac Aulay said. “Historic tragedies like these call for united efforts from individuals and organizations like Nabila and Do it Best, and we are grateful for her service and the support of the entire Do it Best team.”

Today’s donation is the latest in the ongoing efforts by Do it Best Corp. to support its members and their customers before, during and after Hurricane Harvey. In advance of the storm making landfall late last week, and to support the increasing demands for emergency supplies in advance of a storm that was still uncertain, Do it Best Corp. sent emergency trucks to members’ stores that were either in the path of the storm or were in a position to provide helpful backup to their communities and local businesses. In the storm’s wake, the co-op has been working closely with members and staff—both at its Fort Wayne headquarters and its Waco, Texas, distribution center—to stage and supply needed products and resources for recovery and rebuilding efforts.

“We are glad to be able to make these donations on behalf of our members, and I am incredibly proud of the work our entire team has put into supporting our members and their communities,” said Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Dan Starr. “We are humbled by the opportunity to provide a level of relief to those hit hardest – and everyone here has worked together to answer the call and do everything we can to help those in need.”

Source: Do it Best Corp.

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