Community Shred Event Results
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, we held our first ever free document shredding event, partnering with, Wix Insurance Agency, and Porth & Unrein, PC. Volunteers from Greater Salem Young Life joined in the fun at Promontory Financial Center in south Salem to help our clients and the local community prevent fraud, protect their identities, and recycle. A mobile shredding unit from Shred 4 Less was on hand to securely destroy sensitive documents.
During the three-hour event, over 50 cars came by to drop off bags and boxes of sensitive documents for shredding. In addition to preventing fraud, this event made a real impact on the local environment: we recycled approximately 3,300 pounds of recyclable paper. As a result of this, the following resources were conserved:
- 28 Trees
- 627 Gallons of Oil
- 11,500 Gallons of Water
- 6,600 Kilowatt Hours of Energy
- 5 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
We would like to thank the Young Life volunteers for their help! Thanks to the generous donations made during this event, a gift of $470 was made to help send kids to Young Life camp.
We were excited to be able to offer this free and necessary service, and look forward to doing it again!