Document shredding raises money for Crime Stoppers

NANAIMO – Money raised supports program training and payment for tips.

Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers has partnered up with Island Document Shredding and Storage and Woodgrove Save-On-Foods for a day of document shredding.

The event happens  Saturday (Nov. 22), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodgrove Save-On-Foods on Mary Ellen Drive. For a minimum $10 donation, documents will be professionally shredded.

Crime Stoppers volunteers will also be cooking for extra cash with by-donation barbecue.

All of the proceeds from the event support Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers, which does not receive any government funding and relies solely on donations to pay for tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to arrests and convictions, training, administration and program promotion.

“This is the fourth shredding day we have hosted and it is our largest fundraiser,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman and Crime Stoppers coordinator. “It is also an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the risk associated with identity theft and fraud. By shredding your documents on a regular basis, you reduce your chances of being victimized and help keep your community safe.”

For more information about the event, please call O’Brien at 250-755-3257.