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IHFRA’s Kathy Parks Appointed to NFBA Board

By Home Furnishings Business in on May 2007 The National Furniture Bank Association announced Wednesday that Kathy Parks, executive director of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association, has been appointed to the NFBA board of directors.

In addition, Parks will chair the NFBA€™s sponsorship subcommittee, charged with increasing industry support of the organization.

€œKathy€™s acceptance of a seat on the NFBA Board of Directors marks a new era for the organization,€ said Tom Polk, chairman of the NFBA. €œShe has been a major supporter of our efforts over the years, and her industry leadership is a valuable addition to the board.€

Parks has served on the NFBA advisory board for 18 months.

Representing dozens of furniture banks across the country, the NFBA facilitates Help1Up, the home furnishings industry€™s free, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly used furniture removal service for the general public.

Furniture banks collect used home furnishings from the general public, then donate them to needy families such as survivors of natural disaster, women and children escaping domestic violence, and working families living below the poverty line.

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