October 6, 2009

Shredder Guy!

At our 4th Annual Good Hope Awards ceremony on October 1, we took some time to get to know one of the more unusual honorees: Bill Irving of Mid-Atlantic Shredding. That's right: shredding. (It's interesting, we promise!) We thank Bill for his great work and his touching acceptance speech. — ed

Here at Bread for the City, Bill Irving is affectionately known as "the shredder guy." We always look forward to his visits to the downstairs fishbowl office in our Northwest Center.

We store of our old files that need to be shredded in a locked closet — when it's packed to the max, we call Bill. He always enters with a smile and a wave then carries box after box after box out for disposal. This year, at Bread for the City, as we began making the daunting transition from paper charts to electronic records, our shredding needs increased tenfold. But Bill never winced — not even when our shredding closet was so full that the doors barely closed.

And he's so nice - just so, so nice! We couldn't ask for a friendlier, more helpful shredder guy. Thanks Bill and Mid Atlantic Shredding!

With Bill's commitment, Mid Atlantic Shredding has been donating their services to us for the past 7 years. Mid Atlantic Shredding is a bunch of long-time vets of the record destruction business, with an uncompromising commitment to security and customer service. (Plus, they ship 99% of their shredded paper products on to domestic mills for recycling.)

Thanks, Bill, for your generosity!

Today's post was contributed by Bread for the City Northwest Social Services Director, Tracy Knight.

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