Shred a-thon nets $4,900 for Deltassist

As many as 50 low income families in Delta will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of Delta residents who showed up in 135 vehicles for the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon on Nov. 7.

Ladner Rotary will donate all of the net proceeds of $4,900 from the event to Deltassist, which organizes the annual Christmas program for 600 or more needy families.

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“The extraordinary challenge of this year's Christmas hampers program was the lack of food drives from schools throughout Delta and the small army of volunteers to pick up, sort and deliver food donations because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, so food gift cards will substitute this year, but that means coming up with the cash for those cards,” said Rotary Club of Ladner president Peter Roaf.

Roaf said residents showed up at the event for confidential shredding at a lot behind Eastlink (Delta Cable) on Ladner Trunk Road. Some vehicles had just one box, others in a range up to 20 boxes, of old tax returns, credit card bills, business records, bank statements, and personal information documents.

The shredding truck, from ShredWise, took 4.5 tons of shredded paper and filled up well before the 2 p.m. scheduled end of the event.

With sponsorship from Ideal Door, based in Tilbury Industrial Park, 10 Rotary Club of Ladner members, three members of the Ladner Rotary sponsored Interact club for high school students, and two volunteers from Envision Financial, all made the fundraiser possible.

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