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Do it Best Corp. donates $10,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
Do it Best Lexington Office Coordinator Mitch Shealy and Department
Manager Jonathan Anderson presented a check to American Red
Cross Regional Chief Development Officer Kevin Coffey
September 20, 2018, FORT WAYNE – Do it Best Corp. made a $10,000 donation today to the American Red Cross of Central South Carolina. The donation was presented on behalf of the international home improvement co-op’s Lexington, SC-based distribution center.

The donation is in support of the American Red Cross’ ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence and its devastating storm damage and subsequent flooding.

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation,” said American Red Cross Regional Chief Development Officer Kevin Coffey. “This generous contribution to our relief efforts demonstrates the commitment that Do it Best and their Lexington team have for our community and our work in helping residents recover and rebuild.”

In addition to its American Red Cross donation, the Lexington distribution center has been busy supplying its East Coast store owners and their customers with much-needed recovery supplies. The Lexington team loaded an extra fleet of semi-trucks during the week of September 10, routing them to independent home improvement dealers in coastal areas of the Carolinas and up into Virginia. The extra shipments enabled Do it Best business owners to keep their shelves stocked and stores open for business in the storm’s wake.

“Driven by our industry-leading supply chain excellence, it’s taken an incredible team effort - from everyone here in Lexington and our other regional warehouses, as well as our Fort Wayne headquarters - to support our store owners and ensure they’re helping their customers recover,” said Scott Smith, general manager of the Lexington distribution center. “We’re doing whatever we can to support the people of this region rebuild from the storm, and that certainly includes partnering with outstanding organizations like the Central South Carolina American Red Cross.”

Smith and the Lexington team made the donation to officials from the American Red Cross at the distribution center today.
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Do it Best Corp. is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales nearing $4 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the fastest growing co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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