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Shred-a-Thon Raises $2,000 and 500 Food Items

Chilliwack Shred-a-Thon Raises $2,000 and 500 Food Items for Salvation Army's Christmas Food Drive

CHILLIWACK, BC (December 14, 2011) - Emterra Environment, Shred-It, the Cottonwood Mall and the City of Chilliwack joined forces in November to hold a paper recycling event for Chilliwack residents with huge results - raising a total of $2,000 in cash and collecting more than 500 food items for the Salvation Army's Christmas Food Drive!

Residents were invited to take up to two file boxes of personal papers for secure destruction at the shred-a-thon in exchange for the donation of non-perishable food items that were destined for Christmas hampers.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the communities in which we live and work, Emterra Environmental's Chilliwack Operations Manager, Terry Dawson, issued an additional challenge to residents, offering to match cash donations up to a total of $500.

Terry said, "Improving the environment and helping one another are two of the most important goals that we as a company can set for ourselves. One of the ways Emterra does that is to give people a convenient way to divert more material from landfill and to link public participation directly to a contribution to a community need. We are proud that we have been able to help the Salvation Army reach its food drive goals."

Paper shredding events are held in Chilliwack twice a year, in November and June, to benefit the Salvation Army.

Following is a flyer highlighting the November 2011 event.