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Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ ReStores & Deconstruction & Reuse Network Team up for 10th Annual Alt Build Expo

The Non-Profits will showcase the environmental and humanitarian benefits of the reuse of building materials

HFHLA 10 expoSanta Monica, CA – May 10, 2013: Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ ReStores and Deconstruction & Reuse Network (DRN) will be joining forces at this year’s Alt Build Expo in Santa Monica to show what the community can gain from their collaboration.  There is a direct benefit to the environment and community through the efforts of deconstruction and reuse of building materials, including supporting the building of affordable homes and ensuring materials are repurposed and diverted from local landfills.  Through its deconstruction and reuse services, DRN provides a consistent flow of building materials and home fixtures for HFH GLA’s ReStores located in Gardena and Norwalk.

DRN, an environmental and social benefit organization develops programs for property owners to ensure materials from structures slated for remodel or tear down will be reused and recycled, and are gifted to HFH GLA in their current state.  The benefit of reuse for property owners is a tax deductable donation based on salvaged materials.  The benefit for the community is extensive, including the diversion of several tons of reusable materials from landfills; those items being made available at affordable prices to the public and the development of more affordable housing.

Alt Build Expo in Santa Monica is one of the most established Green events in the country and each year it attracts professionals, homeowners and experts from a variety of industries and environmentally responsible organizations. This year’s expo will be held May 10 and 11, 2013 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated nearly 800 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. HFH GLA is a GuideStar® Valued Partner and has achieved the coveted Charity Navigator 4-Star rating awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. For more information, please visit or call 310-323-4663. Visit our blog at

About Deconstruction & ReUse Network:Deconstruction & ReUse Network is an environmental and social benefit corporation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to promote and empower deconstruction practices and to grow a greater reuse network for quality building materials through partnerships with complimentary operations and organizations. Deconstruction & ReUse Network currently serves Northern and Southern California with partnerships that benefit Habitat for Humanity and Corazon.

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