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A worker with TNT Shredding loads boxes of paper for shredding over the weekend. Robert Henley, Big Brothers Big Sisters director of the program for Northern Gila County said Big Brothers Big Sisters received a check from TNT Shredding for $350. ”We didn’t have a full truck but we got pretty close,” Henley said. “Thanks to all who participated. It was a multi-win situation. People were able to dispose of sensitive documents locally without great cost, Big Brothers Big Sisters received $350 to help fund our efforts in Payson and more than 20 trees were saved.”

Phoenix Suns charities infuse GLH fund with $4,000

The Phoenix Suns charities donated $4,000 to the Rim Country’s Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund this summer.

Part of the grant has been spent on car seats to keep infants and toddlers safe and bicycle helmets for area school children who participate in the Child Safety program.

The balance will go toward assisting families with child-crisis medical bills.

“We are grateful and thrilled that Phoenix Suns charities felt the safety of our Rim Country children was important,” said Louise Echols, GLH coordinator.

Phoenix Suns charities partnered with Mogollon Health Alliance in 2004 with a grant that was also purposed for car seats. In 2002 and 2003, Mogollon Health Alliance, the Phoenix Suns and Special Olympics partnered to host a basketball tournament in the Rim Country.

Wells Fargo extends collection drive for Arizona food banks through Aug. 7

Drive gathers food donations to help meet increased need

Wells Fargo is extending its third annual summer food drive in Arizona to collect donations for food banks throughout the state.

The drive, which begun July 15, will now continue through Aug. 7.

The effort will help fill food shelves that feed Arizonans in need.

The event is the only statewide food drive held in Arizona — with collection bins in all 261 Wells Fargo Community Banking stores throughout the state.

Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, which collectively distributed more than 110 million pounds of food last year — enough to provide 235,445 meals every day through 1,600 sites.

People who wish to donate cash can send checks to the Association of Arizona Food Banks, 2100 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Cash donations also may be made online at http://www.azfoodbanks.org.

Locally, drop food off at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 511 S. St. Phillips St.

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