Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty hosts community shredding event, food drive


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently hosted a shredding event and food drive at the company’s Mandarin/St. Johns office.

The Northeast Florida real estate company partnered with First Coast Shredding, collecting more than 10,000 pounds of materials from more than 350 vehicles for visitors to shred their personal documents and sensitive information. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices asked those bringing shredding materials to donate at least one nonperishable food item for local food bank Feeding Northeast Florida. The company collected 1,268 pounds of food and cash donations, enough to provide 2,835 meals.

“We are thrilled with the results of our shredding event and food drive,” said Christine Scalf, broker and manager of the Mandarin/St. Johns office. “From start to finish, we had a constant stream of traffic and our agents enjoyed unloading our visitors’ shredding materials and food bank items.

“We received such a positive response from our visitors, too,” Scalf continued. “We look forward to hosting another event like this again in the future.”

Executive Vice President Christy Budnick agreed, noting the importance of proper disposal of personal documents and well as the vital participation of the communities involved.

“It’s vital to securely dispose of sensitive and personal documents to avoid identity theft,” Budnick said. “We are pleased to offer important services like this to our friends and neighbors in the communities we serve.”