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Futures Shredding Service: Honesty Really is the Best Policy

July 2016 - While performing his job shredding the contents of a bin as a participant in vocational services offered at Futures Unlimited, Duane Williams happened upon an envelope containing cash and coins. By feeling the coins, he recognized it, and came forward with the money.

The business owner was then contacted in an attempt to return the cash. Because he was so impressed with Duane’s actions, the business owner asked the money be given to “whoever was honest enough to tell someone.”

Duane’s attentiveness and his integrity paid off. Literally. Way to go, Duane!

Since beginning their shredding service in 2011, Futures has continued to grow and expand its reach in the area. Today businesses in Wellington and Caldwell can have a 64-gallon bin delivered to their location to fill and have shredded for only $40 per bin. Additionally, bags are for sale locally for $10 to fill & drop off at Futures to be shredded. 

“Since tax season, our document shredding service has seen a sharp increase…and it hasn’t let up, which is great news,” says Bill Loop, Futures’ work products specialist who oversees the production services. “Each month we’ve shredded nearly three tons of paper which is then recycled locally. The production workers are doing a phenomenal job at keeping up the pace.”

The Futures Shredding Service is a training program for individuals with disabilities. The goal is to provide a valuable service while building job skills for the folks served. Customers can have peace of mind knowing their sensitive information will soon be shredded to pieces! 

For more information, please visit www.futures-unlimited.org/shredding. 


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