Our first free shredding events was hugely successful and went off without a hitch this Saturday at Stanford Middle School in the Los Altos area due the contribution of many. We started early at 9:45, and it was a good thing we did, because Dan Hartnett the owner/operator of Sergeant Shredder and his assistant, the very entertaining Dan, worked steady until we closed shop at 3:00. By the end of day we had collected over 8,000 lbs of paper which is nearly 4 tons!
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive because of the convenient location, good organization and quick shredding process. Sergeant Shredder can handle paper clips, large file clips on folders, staples, rubber bands, and envelopes quickly due to the powerfulÂ shredding blades.Â Many people took the opportunity to watch their papers be shredded on the remote video screen.
Homemade cookies and cupcakes, candy and lemonade were provided for the weary at our welcoming table. The â€œJeopardy Tournamentâ€ did have a donation box that collected nearly $200 but hopefully no one felt obligated as the paper is sold and a portion of the profits returned to Stanford.Â Your contributions are very appreciated and everyone is invited to the final Jeopardy Championship game this summer. I will report the total amount of profits in my next weekâ€™s â€œWhatâ€™s Happening in Los Altos?â€ blog.
Thank you to Kim Orkin for coming up with the out-of-the-box idea of a nieghborhood shred and sharing it with me, Jim Birge the â€œJeopardy Guyâ€ for his encouragement, Principal Kathy Cruz for allowing the use of school property and working all day to keep the gate open, Susan Starr for her lemonade and container, Elizabeth Romero for the use of her many Coldwell Banker signs, Joe Mendez for always pressing me to speak on camera even when I say I donâ€™t want to and for being such a great interviewer, Sheila Pope for her advice, Barbara Irvine-Parker for coming, everyone of brought papers of course, but mostly I would like to thank Dan Hartnett and Sergeant Shredder for giving me the opportunity to provide a needed and much appreciated service to my Long Beach community.
I look forward to a second shred event in the spring. If you would like to be placed on a reminder list, please contact me either at 562-243-2171 or email me at MicheleK1010@gmail.com.Â Sincerely, Michele â€œKâ€ Kreinheder
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