Shredding event to benefit local charities

Published 9:40 am Thursday, March 17, 2022

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BERMUDA RUN – With identity theft a serious concern, residents and businesses appreciate a safe, convenient, and affordable way to discard private papers they no longer need.

On Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, Bermuda Run Garden Club will again hold its annual Spring Shredding Event; and all are welcome.

The club has helped people securely dispose of private documents for the past seven years.

Some might ask why a shredding event has any relevance to the activities of a garden club. The answer is provided by the mission statement of the National Garden Clubs, of which Bermuda Run Garden Club is a member: “National Garden Clubs, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.”

Shredding helps protect the environment because shredded paper can be repurposed by other companies into paper towels, tissues, toilet tissue, and other useful products, reducing pollutants and saving landfill space, water, and other natural resources.

Bermuda Run Garden Club has a history of actively supporting efforts that encourage civic and environmental responsibility.

More than 30 years ago, members of the club began educating county leaders and the public about the benefits of recycling; and in 1990, the club began the first recycling program in Davie County. Bermuda Run Garden Club was presented with a national award for this contribution.

The location for the April 16 shredding event is the parking lot of the Bermuda Run Town Hall at 120 Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run (off US 158, just west of the Truist Soccer Park entrance). The cost for shredding the papers is $5 (cash only) per paper grocery bag or equivalent size box. Proceeds fhelp fund many Davie community programs. For questions, contact Marie at (336) 650-5518.