Rotary Club of Palm Valley to host shredding event

April 17 drive-through event benefits Replenish the Pantries

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Working together with the United Way of St. Johns County, the Rotary Club of Palm Valley (formerly the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset), will host a combined shredding and replenishment event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17, at the Ponte Vedra Beach United Methodist Church, 76 S. Roscoe Blvd.

The combined event will provide community members throughout St. Johns County the opportunity to quickly and safely dispose of paper documents — tax records, personal and business documents, etc. — and also help Replenish the Pantries by donating much-needed food items to more than 20 local area food pantries.

 Following CDC protocols, Rotary and Interact volunteers will do all the lifting and transfer all donations directly from vehicles to either UtraShred Technologies’ on-site industrial shredder and/or one of the food pantries’ collection points.

Those using the shredder are asked for a minimum donation of $20/box or bag with all monetary contributions going directly to the United Way of St. Johns County and other Rotary-supported charities. Credit cards and cash will be accepted. Checks should be made out to the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset.

Replenish the Pantries is requesting donations of unexpired canned and boxed food items and supplies to include, but not limited to, canned vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, soups, cereals, oatmeal, pastas, baby food, formula, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, dry pet food, grocery gift cards and cash donations to be used to buy fresh foods and meat. Items in glass jars will be not accepted.

This combined shredding and Replenish the Pantries event is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Palm Valley, the St. Johns County United Way, the Ponte Vedra Beach United Methodist Church, Nocatee Branch/VyStar Bank Credit Union and MSW CPA Wealth Advisors, all working together to help support neighbors in need in St. Johns County.

Instead of tossing out post-tax paperwork this year, consider boxing or bagging it up for safe shredding. Check out your pantry and fill up a bag or two of any “extras” for the food pantries.

For more information or questions, contact Paula Roderick at paroderick1@comcast.net or call (904) 280-8933.

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