April 25, 2015

TCommonwealth Document Management partnered with the Southwestern Virginia Better Business Bureau office on Saturday, April 25th for a Community Shred Event at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA.

Despite periodic rain showers throughout the event, over 700 cars came through our lines, setting a new record for the event. Over 29,000 LBS of confidential documents were securely shred on-site for area citizens in just three (3) hours!

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The next BBB Community Shred Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th from 8:00am – 11:00am at the Salem Civic Center.

October 11th, 2014

The Western Virginia Better Business Bureau (BBB) again partnered with Commonwealth Document Management on a Secure Your ID Shred Event at the Salem Civic Center (Salem, VA).

Even though the bad weather had an impact on participation, over 200 vehicles were served resulting in 16,000 LBS of shredded documents!

The next Secure Your ID Shred Event is scheduled for April 18, 2015 at the Salem Civic Center

August 5th, 2014

Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) partnered with the Danville Police and Sheriff’s departments to shred documents for our hometown citizens in conjunction with National Night Out.

The National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, introduced in 1984, began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and sent a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  The National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday in August.

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CDM had a mobile shredding truck at the kick-off location which was held at the Westmoreland Neighborhood Association, randomly chosen to host the kick-off event.  Police officers cooked hot dogs and provided chips, drinks and desserts for residents in the community.

CDM shred confidential documents at the Westmoreland location and other neighborhood watch events throughout the evening.

This marks our 4th year of participation.  It provides us with a great opportunity to educate citizens on the risk of Identity Theft as it relates to the proper destruction of confidential information and provides them with an opportunity to have these documents shred at NO CHARGE.   


 

 

May 31st, 2014

Surrey Bank & Trust (Mount Airy, NC) partnered with Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) to host a FREE Community Shred event on Saturday, May 31st.

Over fifty (50) consumers brought personal / confidential documents from home to be securely destroyed eliminating heir risk and exposure to Identity Theft.

We salute Surrey Bank & Trust for their efforts to prevent Identity Theft!

April 26th, 2014

The Western Virginia Better Business Bureau (BBB) partnered with Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) to make the Secure Your ID Shred Event at the Salem Civic Center (Salem, VA) a resounding success and record breaking day!

Over 600 vehicles were served resulting in 32,000 LBS (16 tons) of shredded personal documents!

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Taking a few minutes to shred paper documents saves a consumer from being another statistic.  13.1 million Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2013.  According to Javelin Strategy & Research report, an American becomes the victim of identity fraud every two seconds.  It only takes one misplaced personal document to give a thief everything needed to steal your identity.  This event saves consumers from being another statistic.

Julie Wheeler, President & CEO had this to say about CDM  :

“What can I say but WOW!  Our April 26th Secure Your ID Day was a resounding success, and you had a major part in making it such a memorable event.  We set records by serving 604 vehicles and shredding over 30,000 pounds of documents.

What made the event even more successful was the tremendous work of your crew.  They were both courteous and polite, and their hard work ensured that our consumers had a short wait as the cars kept moving.

It means so much to us to have such a hard working, and professional partner for an event that we believe makes such a huge impact on our community.  Thanks to your hard work, hundreds of consumers in the Roanoke and New River Valley area may have been saved from becoming a victim of identity fraud.

We hope this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership and friendship and we cannot wait to see if we can set more records in October!”  

 

April 12th, 2014

American Partners Federal Credit Union (APFCU) partnered with Commonwealth Document Management to sponsor a Community Shred event at their Reidsville and Greensboro offices on Saturday, April 12th to allow their customers and others from the community to bring their confidential documents and have them shred FREE.

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We salute APFCU for their efforts to prevent identity theft!

October 19th, 2013

 

As part of its month long focus on promoting and raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness,  Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) held a Community Shred event on Saturday, October 19th at Commonwealth Home Health Care in Salem, VA.

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CDM offered free shredding services to all who wore PINK or who made a monetary donationto the American Cancer Society.  All who wore pink or donated money also received a 25% discount on all merchandise in the retail store.

During the event, we shred over 2 tons of confidential documents for over 50 people.

October 19th, 2013

 

Danville / Pittsylvania County law enforcement agencies had their annual Boys and Girls Club Benefit Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 19th at Dan Daniel Park.

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The Danville Police Department, Danville Sheriff’s Office and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office competed for the 2013 championship trophy.   

Commonwealth Document Management had a Community Shred event in conjunction with the softball tournament.

After an afternoon of competitive games, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office was victorious and has bragging rights until next Fall!

All proceeds from the event went to the local Boys and Girls club. 

October 2013


Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) is taking up the cause to promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October.

CDM is planning to donate a portion of the proceeds from all purge service jobs done in the month of October to the Danville Cancer Association.

The donation is being made in honor of one of our long term Commonwealth Home Health Care staff members, Robin Chenery.

 

Robin, (CHHC’s Purchasing Manager), is a breast cancer survivor!  She has made candy jars with the breast cancer awareness logo we will deliver to our CDM customers throughout the month of October as a reminder to all ladies to get their annual mammograms (pictured above).

 

Please read Robin’s hearfelt story, journey and message below.

By Robin Chenery

Three little words changed my life….”you have cancer”.

While so much of that August day in 1986 was a blur, I do remember sitting in an office at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and a young surgeon coming in and sitting down, looking sad and saying, “I’m sorry, you have breast cancer.”

My first emotion was denial.  I was only 28 years old.  “I can’t have breast cancer, I have a 15 month old daughter to raise.”  He then asked me if I wanted to see my daughter enter kindergarten.  I of course said yes.  He said” if we don’t do surgery, you will not live to see that day.”  Those are the only words I remember all these years later.  My second emotion was death and my third emotion was absolute fear and numbness.  This was only a routine doctor’s visit and a routine mammogram.

I had Introductile Carcinoma with an Infiltrating factor.  This meant it was aggressive and I was young so it was even more aggressive.  Six (6) days later I was in surgery and had a Modified Radical Mastectomy.  This was followed by six (6) weeks of daily radiation and one (1) year of chemotherapy.  I was diagnosed with Stage II with a possibility of Stage III.  After my surgery I was told it was Stage III going into Stage IV.  If left untreated or not found when it was, would surely have metastasized to other parts of my body and killed me within 3 years.

Yes, it was awful.  Yes, chemotherapy made me very sick.  Yes I lost my hair.  It was the most miserable year of my life.  But on the other hand, the poison was out of me!  With therapy and routine visits for the rest of my life, I have been able to watch my precious 15 month old daughter Elizabeth grow up to become the fabulous 28 year old woman she is today.  I am a cancer survivor of 27 years!

One in eight women will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer every year.  Many such as myself (85%) do not have a family history and most women find the lump themselves.  Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 40 and 55.

Sadly, every 2 minutes there is a new breast cancer diagnosis and every 14 minutes a life is lost to this disease.  Over 400,000 people will die this year with 400 of those being men.

Over $10 billion is spent each year in the United States on the treatment of breast cancer.

With advances in medicine and technology, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) spent over $602 million in research to help find a cure for this disease.  We need to spend more on research and hopefully that will hopefully lead to less on treatment for everyone.

Today, the diagnosis of breast cancer is not the “death sentence”it used to be.  Take care of yourself, get mammograms every year, do self breast exams and if you are unfortunate enough to get this disease FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!       

August 6th , 2013

 

Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) partnered with the Danville Police and Sheriff’s Departments to shred documents for our hometown citizens in conjunction with the National Night Out Event.

The National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, introduced in 1984, began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  The National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday in August.

CDM had one mobile truck at the kick-off location (Target) and shred confidential documents throughout the evening.  Our second truck moved around to the various neighborhood watch events throughout the evening and shred documents at each location.

This marks our 3rd year of participation.  It provides us with a great opportunity to educate citizens on the risk of identity theft as it relates to the proper destruction of confidential information and provides them with an opportunity to have these documents shred at NO CHARGE!

 

Danville Chief of Police, Phillip Broadfoot (with McGruff The Crime Dog), addresses the crowd at the Danville Night Out opening ceremony.

 

Danville Sheriff, Mike Mondul (with McGruff The Crime Dog), addresses the crowd at the Danville Night Out Event opening ceremony.

 

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June 28th, 2013

 

Commonwealth Document Management (CDM) was featured in the July / August 2013 edition of Storage & Destruction Business (SDB) Magazine.

SDB is a national publication that features news, business trends and regulatory issues pertaining to businesses in the document destruction, RIM and recycling industries.

This marks the second time CDM has been featured in a national publication.  CDM was also featured in the Spring 2012 edition of the Shredding Industry Report.