HAZEL DELL — The Salmon Creek Lions Club recently sponsored a free paper shred event at Umpqua Bank in Hazel Dell. The club sponsors one of these three-hour events twice a year and chooses a local nonprofit to benefit from donations collected.
These shred events provide the public with an environmentally friendly way to protect themselves or their business by safely destroying unwanted sensitive documents and freeing up space in their home or office.
This event’s designated beneficiary was the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County. At the LSFCC regular monthly meeting on Nov. 7, Salmon Creek Lion member David Page presented a check for $2,000 to Board Chair Jeff Fish. The community donated more than $1,700 and the Salmon Creek Lions donated the remainder.
Lions from clubs around Clark County donate and send representatives to the sight foundation, which takes applications from low-income community members who need eyeglasses or sight-related procedures.
In 1925, at the Lions International Convention, Helen Keller challenged Lions to be “Knights of the Blind.” This began an era of vision service and support for the blind and sight impaired community that continues today.
The shred event also collected a $200 cash donation and several bags of food for the Clark County Food Bank.