Encompass and ‘Aldy’ shredding it up this weekend

“Shred-A-Thon” this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RCMP's Aldergrove Community Police Office

Encompass Support Services Society and Aldergrove Fair Days invite all residents and businesses in Langley to the much anticipated “Shred-A-Thon” this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RCMP’s Aldergrove Community Police Office, 26970 Fraser Highway.

Bernice Way, program coordinator for Encompass Support Services, is all smiles as she lays out the plans and reasons for this important service.

“This community event will help protect the identity and personal information of residents and businesses by safely destroying documents such as credit card statements, bank statements, tax forms, medical statements and other items containing personal information.”

“Most people have heard of identity theft”, Karen Long, a director for Aldergrove Fair Days added. “It’s of great concern for us all. By shredding documents that should be retired, you dramatically decrease the opportunity for thieves to use your personal information for criminal activities.”

Way adds, “We all have old documents that have outlived their useful dates. We know we should get rid of them, and want to, but don’t know how to dispose of them safely and conveniently.”

Long notes, “Shredding is great for our land as it lessens our environmental footprint. Did you know that every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees?”

What if you can’t make it Saturday? Long offers a convenient option: “All residents and businesses can drop off their documents on Friday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the same location, Aldergrove Community Police Office, at 26970 Fraser Highway for secure storage overnight.”

A minimum of a $5 donation is requested for each banker’s box of documents.

Way proudly says, “All proceeds will go toward the Kid Zone at Aldergrove Fair Days from July 14-16 at the Aldergrove Athletic Park behind the Senior Secondary School. In many ways, the Kid Zone is the heart of the Fair.”

Long says, “So this Saturday, stop by for refreshments, support your community, and sleep easier tonight knowing that your identity is a little safer and your home is a lot cleaner. “

For more information, email bernice@encompass-supports.com, phone 604-857-4662 or email Info@AldergroveFair.ca.

Encompass Support Services Society is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services to the communities of Langley.

Aldergrove Fair is a non-profit society managing and promoting community events in Langley that nurture family, education, agriculture, and a proud sense of community spirit.