On Saturday, June 3, the community of Chilliwack came together for another successful Shred-a-Thon. This community event provides an opportunity for local residents to bring documents for shredding and cardboard for recycling. In exchange, they are encouraged to bring a food or cash donation for the Salvation Army and the local foodbank.
The event has always had a positive response in the community, but this year community members leant even more support. “All tolled, we received cash donations of $3421.30 and about 1500 food items,” according to Paul Knight, Operations Manager for Chilliwack. “This was our best cash total to date in six years of running the program!”
Emterra match the monetary contributions donated by the community up to $2000, bringing this year’s contribution to The Salvation Army of Chilliwack to $5421.30. On top of that, 11 tonnes of paper was shredded, which is equivalent to saving 187 trees.
Emterra have been running this program every June and December in Chilliwack since 2011. It’s a project that is shared between Emterra and local partners, Shred-it, The City of Chilliwack and Cottonwood Mall. Since the program’s inception, $15,600 and over 10,000 food items have been donated to the Salvation Army Chilliwack and the local food bank.