Christmas will be a little brighter with food for festive season dinners among 40 Delta families who need a hand up thanks to the generosity of Delta residents.
Residents from Ladner and area showed up in 75 vehicles for the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon on Oct. 30. Proceeds of $4,000 from the event will go to Deltassist, which organizes the annual Christmas Hampers program for 600 or more needy families who register each year.
Once again the challenge of Detassist’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 pandemic restrictions, so food gift cards will be purchased with the funds.
ShredWise conducted the confidential onsite shredding of four tons of old tax returns, credit card bills, business records, bank statements, and personal information documents on a lot behind Eastlink (Delta Cable) on Ladner Trunk Road. Ladner Community Police Office volunteers were on hand to advise residents about identity theft and security.With sponsorship by Ideal Door Ltd., based in Tilbury industrial park, and the Envision Financial branch and Millennium Pacific Greenhouses Ltd. in the Ladner area, 12 Rotary Club of Ladner members and three volunteers from Ladner Community Police all made the event a success.