Thursday, October 1, 2020

Iberia Bank Transforms Shredded Paper into FOT Scholarship Funds

$2000 Shred Party check presented to FOT President Linda Colombo (left) by Keith Dameron (center) Iberia Bank retiring VP and Branch Manager and Laura Schneider (right) incoming Branch Manager. PHOTOS BY JOSEPH PARISI

$2000 Shred Party check presented to FOT President Linda Colombo (left) by Keith Dameron (center) Iberia Bank retiring VP and Branch Manager and Laura Schneider (right) incoming Branch Manager. PHOTOS BY JOSEPH PARISI

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Keith Dameron, retiring vice president and manager, organized and orchestrated a very successful 15th Shred Party, Nov, 8, at Iberia Bank on Bald Eagle Drive.

The practical purpose of this event is to help in the prevention of identity theft. Additionally, the $3 fee per box of documents translates into benefiting a community cause. For each Shred Party, the bank has designated a Marco Island nonprofit as the beneficiary of the day’s proceeds. This year’s fortunate recipient was Friends of Tigertail Beach, a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the stewardship of the unique, rich natural area that comprises Tigertail Beach and Sand Dollar Spit.

The Shred Day event was scheduled from 8 AM-1 PM. However, the remarkable community response precipitated the earliest fill up of the Shred-It truck by 11:30 AM.

The 6-ton capacity commercially mounted shredder was overwhelmed by 6.3 tons of documents. This weight did not include the boxes

Steve Lubin and Joe Parisi unloading boxes of documents to be shredded.

Steve Lubin and Joe Parisi unloading boxes of documents to be shredded.

which were to be recycled separately. It was quite remarkable to see the small army of bank volunteers and friends deliver the boxes to a “sole” truck operator who loaded the shredder. It was an impressive feat!

Because of Iberia Bank’s generosity in selecting FOT as the day’s beneficiary, Dameron presented Linda Colombo, FOT president, with a generous check in the amount of $2000 to be allocated to the organization’s Summer Camp Scholarship for local youth.

Needless to say, the Friends of Tigertail are most appreciative of Iberia Bank’s support and offers Dameron and his successor, Laura Schneider, the best of wishes in their new undertakings. Dameron will continue working with Iberia Bank as community outreach officer at their 11 branches in Collier County.

If you are interested in joining Friends of Tigertail Beach, please contact Joseph Parisi, membership chair, at 781-864-2392. For more information, please visit the website: www.friendsoftigertail.com or Like Us on Facebook.

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