FREE Annual Shred Day Coming UP at MNMW

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) will partner with Secure Shredding, Inc. to host its third annual FREE Community Shred Day event on Friday, April 26 from 9am until noon. The Secure Shredding, Inc. truck will be on site at the Fort Myers MNMW location, 8961 Conference Drive. There will be a two box maximum per person for shredding.

This is a FREE event, however, MNMW encourages participants to consider a donation to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties or the Gulf Coast Humane Society when dropping off shred items. Both organizations will be accepting monetary donations. Other donation items for the United Way can include canned or non-perishable goods, or new/gently used clothing; and donation items for the Gulf Coast Humane Society can include unopened pet food, towels, blankets, and pet toys. A representative from United Way and the Gulf Coast Humane Society will be on site to receive donations and answer questions. The Gulf Coast Humane Society is planning to have adoptable dogs on site as well.

“Tax time is a busy time of year, and also a great opportunity for individuals and businesses to clean out files as they work on tax planning and preparation,” said Angela Cooley, CPA, CCIFP and Partner at MNMW. “Since individuals and businesses will be cleaning out old documents, we thought this service would be greatly beneficial. Shredding sensitive documents is a safe way to eliminate clutter, while safeguarding personal information. We hope that by offering this free service it also provides additional awareness to the local United Way, its partner agencies, and the Gulf Coast Humane Society.”

Items that can be shredded are limited to paperwork such as statements, tax records, contracts, blank checks, etc. A good rule to determine if an item is shreddable is “if it tears, it can be destroyed.” Items NOT suitable for shredding include hard drives, cell phones, batteries, etc. All shredded material will be recycled to support an eco-friendly environment.

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. is a public accounting and consulting firm with offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. The firm offers a wide range of services including business consulting, construction business consulting, elder services, forensic accounting, human resources consulting, litigation support, marketing and public relations consulting, mediation services, medical practice consulting, tax planning and preparation, and technology consulting. For more information, call (239) 433-5554 or visit www.Markham-Norton.com.

Secure Shredding, Inc. is a locally owned and industry certified document destruction company that has serviced the southwest Florida area since 2002. For more information about shredding services, visit www.floridashredding.com.

United Way Campaign funds remain in our local community to help support the local human service network of 96 agencies and over 245 programs. United Way partner agencies and initiatives serve a diverse range of needs such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs, and empowering communities. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has raised and distributed over $167 million since 1957. For more information please call (239) 433-2000 or visit www.UnitedWayLee.org.

Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947. GCHS relies solely on donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events to further their mission of caring for the neglected and abandoned pets of Southwest Florida. As a no-kill facility, the pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society remain in their care until they find their forever home. For more information you can visit their website, https://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/.

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