Skidaway Community Church's Annual Shredding Event: April 20

Courtesy of Skidaway Community Church

The Skidaway Community Church’s annual Shredding event will take Saturday, April 29 from 9 a a.m. until noon behind the church. The event has taken place a number of years and the proceeds go to SAFE Shelter, a Center for Domestic Violence Services. The shelter’s mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect violence victims and promote change in lives, families and the community.

The shredding provides an opportunity for people to shred documents no longer valuable to them in a safe manner. As they did last year, Seacoast Security Shredding will provide its services for the event. Materials appropriate for shredding include residential material, documents, discs. However, three-ring binders, books, and magazines are not allowed. No more than 10 boxes of paper are permitted at one time, but  a person can come for a second time with more items. The boxes the papers are transported in are recycled.

According to Co Chair, Carolyn Ernest (Bob Ernest is her Co Chair), last April the shredding event earned $13,869 for SAFE Shelter, which was down a bit due to having two events in one year because of COVID-19 the previous year. More than 16,000 pounds of paper was shredded by the two Seacoast Security trucks. Carolyn notes that this event started as long ago as 2012 and “was an outgrowth of having the church’s documents shredded as well as then having members papers also processed.” The original C.R.A.B.B.I.N.G. fundraiser began the support of SAFE Shelter.

According to Kathyrn Autry, Development Director of SAFE Shelter, shredding “funds are always a huge help”, particularly in a year when the shelter is over capacity. Kathyrn says “they don’t turn anyone away.” The monies go into a general operating fund.

Carolyn is grateful to not only the community at large for its support but also to church members who serve as volunteers. Efforts for this event involve tubers, organizers, traffic controllers, recyclers, publicity, etc. There is no charge for the event but donations are accepted (checks must be made payable to SAFE Shelter.

For question or more information about the fundraiser, call Carolyn or Bob Ernest (912-598-0230) or the church office at (912-598-0151). You also can learn more information at

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