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Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club encourages everyone to 'Shred-It'

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Fri, Apr 5th 2019 07:00 am

Collection & shredding is May 4 at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital parking lot

The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club is sponsoring an event on Saturday, May 4, that will allow residents to not only help themselves dispose of unwanted documents, but also do something beneficial for the community, as well.

The club will hold its annual “Shred-It” fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital at 5300 Military Road.

For a donation of $10 per banker’s box (15 inches by 12 inches by 10 inches) or $25 for three boxes (which translates to a 60 percent savings over retail establishments), residents can have bank statements, old insurance policies, outdated financial statements, as well as documents pertaining to medical information, professionally shredded.

The shredding will be conducted in the southeast corner of the hospital’s main parking lot off Military Road. Residents only need to drive up to the location and they will be able to watch as their documents are professionally and securely shredded.

With identity theft one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., the Rotary Club encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to protect themselves. Plus, the money raised will continue to support the maternity department at Mount St. Mary’s, and help fund many additional services and organizations the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club assists.

In the local community, the club has assisted the libraries and historical societies in both Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake; has provided defibrillators and other necessary equipment for the Lewiston Police Department; supported the coffee cart for patents, staff and family members at Mount St. Mary’s; and provided funds for a new transport crib for newborns in the hospital’s maternity department. In addition, the club continues the fight against cancer by supporting the Terry Fox Run in Canada and the Relay For Life in the U.S.

These are just some of the initiatives undertaken by the club locally, with a large number of international events also supported by the organization, including young professional exchanges in India and The Netherlands, and support for an annual medical mission by local health care providers to Brazil.

The club meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Water Street Landing in the Village of Lewiston.

For additional information on the "Shred-It" event or other club-related activities, contact Ron at 716-870-1307. Community members are always welcome to visit the club.

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