The turnout at the recent shredding event for Reach Child and Youth Development Society held at Re/Max Progroup Tsawwassen was impressive despite the weather.
At the end of the threehour event, 4.6 tonnes of paper were shredded on site, saving the equivalent of 78 trees, 1,596 gallons of oil, 29,400 gallons of water, 16,800 KW of energy and 12.6 cubic yards of landfill space.
The event also raised $3,115 for Reach's Building for Children Together Project.
Re/Max Progroup's Bob Cooke extended a big thank you to the community for caring so much about Reach.
"We very much appreciate our dedicated volunteers who pushed a lot of paper to ShredWise truck operator Sasha Szymczak to benefit kids with special needs," Cooke said.
"Cars kept streaming into the parking lot full of documents to be shredded and volunteers were out in the rain, undeterred, greeting donors with smiles and a helping hand," added Reach fundraising manager Kristin Bibbs. "We are very grateful to ReMax Progroup Tsawwassen and Raymond James South Delta Financial Group for partnering to host this successful event."
The next shredding event will be held this fall in Ladner at Raymond James South Delta Financial Group.
All funds from the shredding events benefit Reach's new children's centre, currently under construction in Ladner.