Shredding fundraiser planned in memory of Rosenthal brothers

December 3, 2018

Organizations touched by the lives of Tree of Life shooting victims David and Cecil Rosenthal will hold a document shredding fundraiser in their memory Sunday, officials said Wednesday.

“To know David and Cecil Rosenthal was to know kindness, laughter and joy,” said Lisa Razza, director of communications for ACHIEVA, an organization that works with individuals with disabilities. “They were tragically taken from us, too soon, at the Tree of Life synagogue.”

The Rosenthal brothers were among the 11 killed in the Oct. 27 shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill.

Through ACHIEVA, Cecil was set to begin working at Iron City Workplace Services, according to the release from Razza.

ACHIEVA and Iron City Workplace Services, along with the nonprofit Friendship Circle, will hold a document-shredding fundraiser in Homestead on Sunday. ICWS offers scanning and shredding services.

Razza said the fundraiser was previously planned but, following the shooting, ICWS owner Phil Sonnenklar asked that the fundraiser be adapted to memorialize David and Cecil -- his cousins.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waterfront shopping center, in the parking lot between Steak ’n Shake and First Commonwealth Bank. The minimum donation is $10 per car. Money from the fundraiser will got toward ACHIEVA and Friendship Circle in the name of David and Cecil.

“With the help of staff, family and friends, David and Cecil embraced their community with a love for socializing, exploring and celebrating all events worth celebrating,” Razza said. “The brothers loved their community, living life to the fullest and the community loved them back.”

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