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Deconstruction & ReUse Network Joins the AmazonSmile Program

pe-data.cloudapp-1Laguna 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, 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. The organization endeavors to secure continued life for reusable items in order to reduce

waste. DRN facilitates charitable reuse of surplus property and building materials through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout California, and the housing ministry, Corazón.

AmazonSmile is an easy way to support a nonprofit while shopping as usual, at no additional cost. Products are marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Learn more about the AmazonSmile program here.

About Deconstruction & ReUse Network:

Deconstruction & ReUse Network is an environmental and social benefit corporation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to promote and e

mpower 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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Media Contacts:

Lorenz Schilling
T: 562-307-6065

Angela Moore
Starfish P.R.
T: 310-429-8868