Free shred event is April 30 in Jamestown
People may bring documents to be shredded at no cost.
First Community Credit Union will be hosting a free shred event alongside Central Business Systems from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30. This event is open to the public and will be held at FCCU's main branch in Jamestown, located at 111 9th St. SW.
Central Business Systems will have a truck on site for shredding any unwanted personal, medical or business-related documents at no cost to help you secure your identity. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, however, staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs will be allowed to be shred. Items not accepted will be magazines, books, clasp envelopes, binder clips and hanging file folders with the metal bars.
With the ever-growing risk of identity theft, FCCU wants to give the community an opportunity to discard confidential documents safely and securely. One way identity thieves can get information is by picking through a person’s trash and looking for things that contain identifying information. Shredding those items securely helps prevent the information from getting into the wrong hands.
“We know how items such as bank statements, old tax filings, duplicate checks, physician statements, credit card receipts and many other private documents can build up in homes," said Susan Long Swen, FCCU community engagement specialist. "We want to provide the community with a safe outlet to have them securely destroyed.”
All shredded documents are recycled, which also helps protect the environment, Long Swen said.
For more information about the shred event on April 30, stop into First Community Credit Union or call 701-252-0360.