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Community Shred Day Generated $3,555 for Crime Stoppers Reward Fund


Community Shred Day at the State Fairgrounds on April 21 provided the Crime Stoppers reward fund with an important $3,555 financial boost.

A steady stream of citizens came by between the event hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to drop off their unwanted personal papers, discard outdated medication and/or have their windshields etched with small identification numbers to combat auto theft. The only cost was a recommended $5 minimum donation per banker box of records to the Crime Stoppers reward fund. All of the paperwork was destroyed on the spot by mobile high-speed cross shredders provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction firm.

In addition to the large amounts of paper that went through the shredders, citizens discarded 81.5 pounds of medication in a special on-site drop box. Eleven drivers took advantage of the windshield etching service.

The second of this year’s Community Shred Days benefiting Crime Stoppers will be held in October.

Cars lined up to drop off their documents

 steady stream of citizens took advantage of Crime Stoppers’ Community Shred Day event on April 21 at the State Fairgrounds.

Eleven motorists met with auto theft detectives at the Shred Day event and had their windshields etched with special identification numbers.

The next Community Shred Day event is slated for October.