Laguna Beach, CA – January 23, 2014: Deconstruction & ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN) is thrilled to announce Carrie Coffey has joined the organization as a representative in Los Angeles County. DRN is an environmental and social benefit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting and empowering deconstruction practices and the reuse of quality building materials through collaboration. Ms. Coffey joins a successful team led by Los Angeles Regional Manager Myles McGray and will help expand outreach to the region.
“We are experiencing solid growth throughout California, particularly in the Los Angeles area so we are delighted to have Carrie on board with us,” says Lorenz Shilling, DRN president and founder. “Her hands-on experience in home remodeling and passion for reuse and recycling is a great advantage for us in being able to support the needs of our partners and reach our goals as an organization.
Laguna Beach, CA – January 21, 2014: Deconstruction and ReUse Network (DRN) is thrilled to announce it is now a featured nonprofit in the AmazonSmile program, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. To participate, shoppers sign in with their usual Amazon login info at smile.amazon.com, then search for and select “Deconstruction and ReUse Network” under the ‘choose your own charities’ space.
“We are very excited about the potential possibilities of growth for DRN since becoming an AmazonSmile charity,” says Lorenz Schilling, founder of DRN. “This platform will give us increased exposure and much-needed funding to help us continue our mission.”
DRN is dedicated to educating people and empowering the use of deconstruction practices and the reuse of quality building materials through collaboration.
Four years ago, I made a cold call to Starfish PR looking for a public relations job closer to home and serving clients who do good work. That call has turned into so many relationships, experiences, skills and opportunities that I am beyond thankful for. One of which is the chance to work for Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., Starfish PR’s longtime client and an organization whose mission I have always strongly identified with.
Angela is a great teacher and motivator. Over the years, I have learned so much from her and all of our amazing clients. Since it is my last day, I thought it would be fitting to share a few of these lessons here in this post.
Don’t be afraid to make cold calls and go after what you want.