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North Okanagan-Shuswap society shreds for funds

Crime Stoppers to host fundraising Shred A Thons in Vernon and Shuswap region

If you’re looking to get rid of a bunch of your unwanted personal records, a local organization can help you, and you can help them at the same time.

North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society will host its second annual Community Shred-A-Thon May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will be held in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Wholesale Club off 34th Street near 25th Avenue.

READ ALSO: Vernon Community Shred Day protects identities

“Payment is by donation of a minimum of $5 per banker’s box,” said society president Mike Remington. “All proceeds go to Crime Stoppers. We pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.”

You never have to give your name when reporting a tip to Crime Stoppers. It’s completely anonymous.

“We invite the public to bring the confidential records they wish to have destroyed in complete confidence and to learn more about how Crime Stoppers is helping to ensure a safer community,” said Remington, whose organization have had signs with Crime Stoppers’ toll free phone number ,1-800-222-8477, placed in North Okanagan communities such as Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Enderby and Lumby.

READ ALSO: North Okanagan-Shuswap communities sign up for Crime Stoppers signs

The number is also posted on the back of DCT Chambers Trucking’s semi-trailers.

The society will also host a Community Shred A Thon in the Shuswap region at a later date.


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