Inaugural ‘Shred Day’ Event Succeeds
On Oct. 11, NIH hosted the inaugural Community Shred event at Bldg. 1 to provide employees with an easy location and way to properly dispose of their personal documents. Despite an early morning downpour and the threat of more rain in the forecast, volunteers greeted everyone and helped offload their bags and boxes to be shredded.
Dr. Alfred Johnson, NIH deputy director for management, was the first to drop off his personal paper for shredding. Over the next 2 hours, more than 83 people arriving in cars, vans and on foot dropped off roughly 4,500 lbs.—or 2.25 tons—of paper for immediate shredding and recycling. The NIH Federal Credit Union provided participants with a green tote bag and a bottle of water.
The event was sponsored by NIHFCU in partnership with the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services. To find out about additional community events sponsored by ORS, visit https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dats/Pages/index.aspx.