NEWBERRY — The Newberry Electric Cooperative held their third annual Shred Day on Thursday, giving members of the community an opportunity to dispose of their sensitive documents securely.
“We are very excited about the third annual shred event, it is a great project, it is a way the Coop can give back to the community and give our members an opportunity to get rid of all those old documents, which is a great service, and it’s also good for the environment, so it is just a win-win for everybody,” said Debra Shaw, vice president of members and public relations.
The Coop partnered with Shred360, Smith Services and Lifebridge to host the drive-thru community event. During the Shred Day, people were encouraged to donate baby shower items to Lifebridge, a local pregnancy center located on Main Street.
“As people come through and get their documents shredded, they are dropping off items, baby shower items, specifically to donate to Lifebridge, and they are a local pregnancy center where they actually offer parenting classes and bible classes, relationship classes, they do counseling for people who are considering adoption, and other services along those lines,” Shaw said. “They’re a great organization and a lot of young ladies that go in there, that have newborns, some have been thrown out of their homes. A great need there, so it is great for us to be able to make a difference in the community to have items there for folks who need them.”