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of citizens came by between the event hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to drop off their unwanted personal papers, discard outdated medication and/or have their windshields etched with small identification numbers to combat auto theft.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.