News release from Do it Best Corp.:
Do it Best Corp. Builds Habitat for Humanity Home
(July 30, 2012) – As a longtime, enthusiastic nationwide supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Do it Best Corp. is bringing its commitment to the local level when it begins framing a corporate-sponsored new home this week in Fort Wayne.
More than 100 Do it Best Corp. staff, their families and member-owners will team up on the build, which is scheduled to run through early October in southeast Fort Wayne. In addition to fully staffing the build, Do it Best Corp. is also completely funding the entire project, including the materials and professional services required for its construction. This is the second company build the co-op has sponsored since 2006.
“Habitat for Humanity is an important organization that provides safe and affordable housing to people in need,” said Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Bob Taylor. “Our company philosophy strongly aligns with that of Habitat for Humanity, and our team is excited about this project and the opportunity we have to be a part of something memorable. And it’s another opportunity to show our support for this great organization and the people it helps.”
Do it Best Corp. and its members have an extensive and committed record of support for Habitat for Humanity over the years. In addition to the first company build in 2006, other examples of support include regular donations to local Habitat resale stores by the co-op’s eight retail service centers nationwide; the donation of booth products by vendors after each semi-annual Do it Best market, with those donations totaling nearly $3 million in goods over the past eight years; and the regular donation of time, merchandise and expertise by Do it Best Corp. member-owners around the country.
For more information on Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity, its current build projects and other events, visit.
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 twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.6 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 4,000 member-owned locations in the United States and in 50 foreign countries.