Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 30, 2021
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. People from Ladner and area showed up in 75 vehicles for the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon on October 30th. Proceeds of $4,000 from the event will go to Deltassist which organizes the annual "Christmas Hampers" program for 600 or more needy families which 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 the 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 volunteers were on hand to advise residents about identity theft and security.
Eastlink TV Producer Matthew Graves interviewed
Chris Offer about the purpose of the Shred A Thon
Rotary District 5040 Governor Lorne Calder (right) with Assistant
Governor Dean Hsieh (left) visited the Shred A Thon, with
Mike Storey, President Denis Denischuk and PDG Chris Offer
Ladner Community Police volunteers were on hand to advise
residents at the event about identity theft and security
Four tons of shredded paper were hauled away by early afternoon
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.