Apr 24, 2020
Constellation Agency Cofounder and Do-Good Auto Coalition CEO
Diana Lee joins the show today to share how she is helping the auto
industry step up in a time of crisis and get food and supplies to
the people and organizations that need it most. She shares how her
experience from age 18 in the automotive industry gave her a thick
skin and can-do attitude that helps her today, what the Do-Good
Auto Coalition does in terms of outreach, what challenges they are
currently facing, and what you can do to help.
- The Do-Good Auto Coalition comprises dealers who have
volunteered to deliver prescription medicine, food, and other items
to needy seniors and others in their communities.
- Most of the first dealers to sign up are located in and around
New York City but the coalition will soon spread to other cities,
such as Detroit and Chicago.
- Diana started selling cars at 18 and used her sales skills to
put herself through college. Working in car sales shaped her as a
person and gave her a deep understanding of the auto industry and
ways that it can help provide resources for others.
- The Do-Good Auto Coalition focuses on uniting the community and
making a meaningful change. The Coalition acts as the middleman
between dealers, volunteers, food rescue services, and
- The Coalition just did one rescue that consisted of 13,000 lbs.
of food and six cars. These types of big changes can happen when we
are able to provide transportation for food rescue companies.
- The DGAC also helps drivers that need work and give a purpose
to employees of dealers, automakers, and manufacturers that want to
work but can’t.
- Social distancing is a privilege, and many people have to leave
their homes to stand in line for food or other crucial
- Brands that are aware of how they can help their community and
take action will be the first in line to get commerce from loyal
customers when business fully resumes.
- “If we don’t actually rescue those foods they will all go to
waste, and the pantries need them.”
- “One volunteer with one car can’t do what we need to do at this
- “Social distancing is a privilege.”
- “If I, a healthy human being that’s got resources can’t order
food, what happens to everybody else?”
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