The Riverside Township officials want to thank all the residents of the township who came out on a rainy day on Saturday, June 15 to participate in Township Day (so designated by the Township Officials of Cook County). There was an overwhelming response to our Shred-a-thon and Bike Donation Drive.
The response was so great, in fact, that we had to stop accepting paper for shredding at roughly the halfway point of the day, because the professionals of the shredding service said the truck would be at capacity with what we already had.
We tried to bring out another truck to avoid turning people away, but none was available, and they were correct that the truck barely fit what we had, and it took until well past 5 p.m. to feed all we had into the shredder!
We deeply apologize to everyone who was turned away, but we promise to do the shred event again as soon as it can be arranged. This was our first attempt, and we pledge to limit the volume we will accept from any individual in the future, so that more people can be served.
Special thanks to the residents for donating some 86 bicycles for Working Bikes, a 501c3 organization that gives the bikes new life for re-distribution as tools of empowerment to local and global communities. Riverside Township residents really made a difference.
We’ll let you know as soon as another such event is scheduled.
Vera A. Wilt, supervisor; Liane Blauw, clerk; Fran Sitkiewicz, assessor; Mary Rob Clarke, Michael Dropka, Tim Heilenbach and Tom Lupfer, trustees