HCCU will host shred day and blood drive to benefit Paceline

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Paceline had 238 riders, 148 virtual riders and 300 volunteers participate in their inaugural Ride Weekend, raising over $200,000 for research at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

Do you have documents to be shredded or want to help out the community by donating blood to Shepeard Community Blood Center?

Why not also help raise money for the Georgia Cancer Center?

Health Center Credit Union (HCCU) at 4339 Washington Road in Evans is hosting a Shred Day & Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

The event is free to the public and HCCU will be accepting donations for Paceline Ride benefiting the Georgia Cancer Center.

As blood drives are being canceled nationwide, it puts the country’s blood supply at risk. All eligible, healthy individuals are encouraged to consider giving blood.

Those participating in the blood drive will be directed toward a parking area where Shepeard Community Blood Center personnel will assist individuals in safely making a blood donation.

In addition, HCCU is offering free document shredding with a limit of 150 pounds per person on March 28. Commercial shredding is subject to a fee/mandatory donation.

Those interested in shredding documents are asked to make sure the items are not flammable and cannot damage the shredder. Items that should be avoided are binder clips, laptop batteries, aerosol cans, lighters, food or general trash.

During this event, HCCU will be practicing distancing precautions for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All participants are advised to practice social distancing by remaining in their vehicles. Participants are asked to follow signage and directions from on-site personnel. Drivers will be asked to pull forward and HCCU employees will unload the shredded items, so participants are asked to have the shredded items in an easily accessible location in their vehicles.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Augusta, see our dedicated resources page. 

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Stacey Eidson

Stacey Eidson is Senior News & Communications Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-522-3023 or seidson@augusta.edu.

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