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Kathy Faller Determined to Help San Diego County Increase its Deconstruction & Charitable Reuse

KathySan Diego, CA – January 27, 2011: Humanitarian and advocate for sustainable building, Kathy Faller has joined the Deconstruction & ReUse Network (DRN) team in San Diego. DRN is an environmental and social benefit non-profit dedicated to furthering the reuse of building materials and salvage while educating people about its advantages. As a Program Manager for San Diego County, Ms. Faller will serve as a valuable resource for local property owners who are remodeling, rebuilding and considering deconstruction. Her goal is to increase the charitable reuse of salvaged and surplus materials in San Diego County.

“With Kathy’s first-hand experience and shared commitment, she is a great fit for our organization,” says Lorenz Shilling, DRN’s president/founder. “We are pleased to welcome her to the DRN team and confident that with her help we will grow our business in San Diego.”

Ms. Faller first became involved with DRN through her humanitarian activities in Mexico, where she has been serving communities since 1998. While building a home in Mexico, Ms. Faller learned of DRN through one of its partners, Corazon, and began utilizing much of the salvaged lumber and materials that had been donated for reuse. One of her notable ReUse projects was a community center in Colonia Carretas.

“I’m thrilled to represent DRN in San Diego and am hoping to really make a difference here,” says Faller. “I know that there are people out there who want to make the environmentally and socially conscious choice when it comes to remodeling and my goal is to help them understand how simple it can be and why it’s beneficial on so many levels.”

Ms. Faller’s first-hand experience reusing building materials, along with twenty years of experience in corporate finance and manufacturing, makes her a welcomed addition to the DRN team. She is an advocate of sustainable deconstruction, and is committed to the reuse of salvaged building materials. A practice that ensures continued life for reusable items, rather than being disposed of in local landfills. DRN facilitates charitable reuse of surplus property and building materials through partnerships with Institutional Recycling Network, Habitat for Humanity and Corazon.

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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