Shredding event a big success
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Putnam County Board of Realtors, I would like to thank everyone that participated in our Community Shred Event on Saturday, May 14.
The event was sponsored by Earl & Co. CPA and the Putnam County Board of Realtors, who covered the cost of the shredding truck and provided the shred service for free.
Despite the threat of rain, individuals and businesses brought roughly five tons of paper to Saturday's event to be securely shredded and recycled.
According to ProShred, recycling the contents of the shredded paper from our event helped conserve: 82 trees; 1,829 gallons of oil; 33,688 gallons of water; 23,100 kilowatt hours of energy and 481 cubic yards of landfill space.
Many participants chose to make a donation to the Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund, which allows us to grow our endowment with the Putnam County Community Foundation. This will benefit Putnam County high school seniors in years to come.
Through our endowment, the Putnam County Board of Realtors will award $2,000 in scholarships to Putnam County high school seniors (four $500 scholarships) over the next two weeks.
Thank you to everyone that participated, to those that volunteered (Teresa Adams, Traci Dobson, MaryAnn Pearson, Suzy Schneider, Jana Sillery, Chris Skillern and Cecil VanArsdale), and to Earl & Co. CPA for helping to sponsor this great event.
Putnam County Board of Realtors