'Shred for Good' safely disposes 46K pounds of documents

By Crystal Moyer - Traffic/reporter
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - More than 46,000 pounds of documents were collected during the 'Shred for Good' event that took place April 24, 2014 at EverBank Field.

The documents were loaded into three large trucks, including a tractor trailer for secure destruction.

Local professional skateboarders, including Mike Peterson performed tricks on a mobile ramp provided by InstaRamp.

Jaxson de Ville and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley made a special appearance to show their support of Challenge Enterprises' mission of promoting the "Power of People and Possibilities."

More than 20 people with disabilities served by Challenge Enterprises assisted with loading the trucks, with an average of 73 lbs. of documents per car dropped off during the event.

630 vehicles drove through Shred for Good to drop of documents for destruction.

The one-day free service for residents and small business owners was part of a public awareness campaign.

The documents were deposited into locked bins and securely transported to Shred for Good's state-of-the-art facility in Green Cove Springs, for secure destruction.

"The turn out really made a statement, the people of Jacksonville know how important it is to securely destroy their personal documents," said Nancy C Keating, CEO of Challenge Enterprises and Shred for Good. "Shred for Good, a AAA Certified secure document destruction service, was thrilled to offer this community service to the public at EverBank Field with the support of the Jaguars, SMG and Instraramp.com. Lets keep on Shredding."

Keating said some of the shredded documents will be milled and turned into recycled paper.

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