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Do it Best Corp. has donated more than $3 million to Habitat for Humanity, through a record donation of home improvement products and the completion of a company-sponsored new home build.
Since 2004, Do it Best has coordinated the donation of a number of home-building materials, products and general goods to Habitat from among the thousands of vendors at the co-op’s semi-annual markets. At the conclusion of its October market, the retail value of goods donated to Midwest Habitat chapters totaled more than $238,000. Overall, since it began the post-market donation campaign in May 2004, the total retail value of goods donated to Habitat chapters has reached $3.2 million.
“Our market donation program continues to direct valuable goods to Habitat chapters in several states, which in turn helps them bring needed housing to many families,” said Bob Taylor, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp. “Through the dedicated efforts of our staff, our member-owners, and many of our market vendors, this program continues to positively impact our communities. It’s just another way we can show our support for Habitat for Humanity and its worthwhile mission.”
In addition to these donations, the Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity chapter dedicated its 160th home in Allen County on Oct. 26, which was fully funded by Do it Best Corp. and constructed by its world headquarters staff. The new home is the second build the co-op has sponsored since 2006.
“Fort Wayne Habitat and the community it serves are blessed to have Do it Best Corp. as a partner,” said Justin Berger, executive director of Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity. “Their people have been tremendous to work with throughout the process and they have definitely impacted our community in a positive, permanent way.”