Document shredding generates $13K for reward

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:14pm
Staff reports

A pair of Community Shred Days raised $13,350 in 2010 for the Davidson County Crime Stoppers reward fund.

The most recent event, held Saturday at LP Field, raised $4,650 for the helped local residents get rid of more than 11 tons of unwanted documents.

Citizens who wanted to have their documents destroyed paid a recommended $5 minimum tax-deductible donation for each banker’s box of paper they wanted to have shredded.

Workers from Shred-it, a Canada-based company that made a name by securely destroying documents containing sensitive information, shredded 22,500 pounds of paper using the company’s specially equipped trucks.

The company donated its time and equipment so that every dollar collected would go into the fund used to pay rewards for tips that help solve felony crimes in Nashville.

In its 27-year history, Nashville Crime Stoppers has received thousands of tip that resulted in 8,400 felony arrests including the solution of nearly 200 homicides. Since 1983, the fund has paid out $519,075.

Details on the next event, scheduled for April 2011, will be announced after the first of the year.