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More than 200 take part in document shredding fundraiser

Mike Thompson hands over months of boxes of personal papers to Lindzee Herring, a senior manager at Envision Financial’s regional office in Langley, during a Shred-It event Saturday. It offered secure onsite document shredding in exchange for donations towards The Full Cupboard, Envision Financial’s community program for food banks. More than $1,700 and 300 pounds of food was gathered. - Alyssa O
Mike Thompson hands over months of boxes of personal papers to Lindzee Herring, a senior manager at Envision Financial’s regional office in Langley, during a Shred-It event Saturday. It offered secure onsite document shredding in exchange for donations towards The Full Cupboard, Envision Financial’s community program for food banks. More than $1,700 and 300 pounds of food was gathered.
— image credit: Alyssa O'Dell/Langley Times

On Saturday, March 29, more than 200 people attended Envision Financial’s third annual Shred it and Forget it event, as part of National Fraud Prevention Month. During the four-hour event, more than 8,500 pounds of paper was securely shredded through the onsite shredding services provided by Iron Mountain.

As part of the event, which was a partnership between Envision Financial, the Langley RCMP and Iron Mountain, food and cash donations were accepted for The Full Cupboard, Envision Financial’s signature community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks. Notably, participants generously donated a record breaking $1,700 and more than 300 pounds of food to The Full Cupboard.

“Despite the rainy and windy weather, we had a great turn out for our Shred it and Forget it event,” says Jaime Lord, senior investigator for corporate security at Envision Financial. “Once again, we had people show up with truckloads of paper to be shredded, with some documents even dating back to 1975. At the end of the day, we filled 50 big bins, amounting to approximately 350 boxes of shredding. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the 20 volunteers from Envision Financial, Iron Mountain and the Langley Community Police who braved the wet and cold to help us pull off yet another successful event – we couldn’t have done it without them.”

“Iron Mountain would like to thank Envision Financial for providing us with the opportunity to partner with them in bringing awareness of National Fraud Prevention Month to the citizens of Langley,” says Sandra Davidge of Iron Mountain. “Shredding more than 8,500 pounds of confidential records, the Iron Mountain shredding truck was kept busy throughout the day. It was wonderful to meet members of the community who provided either cash or food donations to The Full Cupboard in exchange for securely shredding their materials. It was a wonderful event!”

“This is the third year that the Langley RCMP has partnered with Envision Financial to host the Shred it and Forget it event,” says Corporal Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. “Each time we look forward to working together to increase awareness about the importance of fraud prevention. It’s great to see so many people participate in the event and help a great cause at the same time.”

For more information on fraud prevention, please visit Envision Financial’s website at https://www.envisionfinancial.ca/Personal/PrivacySecurity/FraudPreventionTips/.

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