Best Buy Atlanta District Chooses FODAC as 2012 Service Project
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Best Buy Atlanta District Chooses FODAC as 2012
Paints Walls, Organizes Thrift Store for January “Day of Service”
Stone Mountain GA – (30 January 2012) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $9 milllion annually in durable medical equipment
and supplies to the disabled community, hosted a volunteer team from Best Buy’s Atlanta district 18 on 16 January, the company’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. The team of 15 employees from Best Buy stores in Hiram, Turner Hill, Snellville and Perimeter painted a wall in FODAC’s warehouse and organized inventory in its thrift store.
“Volunteers are one of FODAC’s greatest assets,” said Chris Brand, president of FODAC. “With a small staff responsible for all aspects of our organization, we simply couldn’t operate without the support of companies like Best Buy, whose commitment of both manpower and funding helps us help the disabled community.”
Each year on Martin Luther King Day, Best Buy stores field thousands of employees, friends and family members to support community-based civic projects nationwide. In addition to donating time and energy, Best Buy also pledges to donate $1,000 to each qualifying project organization for every 40 man-hours donated by employees to that organization. This is the third year Best Buy has chosen FODAC as a service project; this year, in addition to the
manpower, FODAC is slated to receive a $1,000 donation from Best Buy to support
its general operations.
“Our company has a long history of giving back to the community,” stated Tracy Smith, human resources manager for Best Buy’s district 18 in Atlanta. “Efforts like our Day of Service and partnerships like the one with FODAC enrich both our employees and the communities in which they work and live. We are proud of our hard work here today, and look forward to a long relationship with the folks here at FODAC.”