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U.S. EPA DEPUTY CHIEF HANSEN TO TOUR L.A. SHARES RE-USE WAREHOUSE
Release Date: 3/26/1997
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578
News Media Advisory and Invitation
EVENT: News media are invited to join U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator Fred Hansen and L.A. SHARES Executive Director Bert Ball for a tour of L.A. SHARES' warehouse, a re-use depot that, since its founding in 1993, has funnelled over 6,000 tons of surplus materials worth over $10 million from over 700 L.A. area businesses to over 2,500 schools and charitible organizations that reuse them. For L.A. county and Long Beach schools and non-profits, L.A. Shares provides one-stop warehouse shopping for computers, lumber, furniture, paint, fabrics, art supplies, and much, much more -- all absolutely free! L.A. Shares is the largest single donor or goods and materials to the L.A. Unified School district and many other educational and charitible institutions. L.A. Shares is also involved in redistributing over $40,000,000 worth of materials from the recently closed Long Beach Naval Shipyard. U.S. EPA has been L.A. Shares' largest funder since its inception in 1993, providing a total of $110,000 in grants.
DATE: Thursday, March 27, 1997
NOTE NEW TIME: 10:45 a.m.
LOCATION: L.A. SHARES
3224 Riverside Dr.
DIRECTIONS: From downtown Los Angeles, take I-110 North to junction with I-5, then take I-5 north to exit at Los Feliz Blvd. Exit left onto Los Feliz, then go to first traffic light, Riverside Dr., and turn left onto Riverside. Go block to L.A. Shares, on west side of street next to the Los Feliz Independent Fuel gas station.
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