Greylock Federal Credit Union, in collaboration with Berkshire United Way, organized a Community Shred Day to benefit the United Way’s local initiatives on Saturday, May 6, in Pittsfield.

The event, which was open to the public, allowed community members to securely dispose of personal printed documents on-site at the United Way. Over 9,400 pounds of personal papers were shredded, with a total of $1,740 raised for the organization.

“We’re grateful for our longstanding and mutually supportive connection with Greylock,” said Workplace Campaign Advisor Pam Knisley, of the United Way. “Their backing of special events, like the Shred Day, volunteer projects, and workplace giving bolsters the work Berkshire United Way does throughout our community.”

Volunteers from Greylock, Berkshire United Way and the community staffed the event. Prior to the pandemic, Shred Day was an annual fundraiser between Greylock and the United Way.

“We were thrilled to have Community Shred Day back after a three-year hiatus,” said Greylock Web Content Manager Jordyn Scace, the event’s organizer. “We know how much our community loves this event and we had a beautiful day for it.”