Chamber, Riverdale Credit partner for annual Shred DayPublished 10:28pm Tuesday, March 26, 2013
As a way to prevent identity theft, the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Riverdale Credit Union to bring the 3rd Annual Shred Day.
The event, which will be held Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., will bring Shred-it document shredding specialists. Sheryl Smedley, executive director of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, said this is the third year the company has come to Selma.
“When you don’t shred personal information like credit card statements and financial reports, you run the risk of identity theft,” Smedley said. “This is just a quick and easy way to shred those documents.”
While free to the public, Shred-it requests that residents limit their documents to four boxes or four large trash bags per household or business. The truck, which houses the shredding machine, will be located in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce, 912 Selma Ave.
“I thought this was a neat way that the Chamber of Commerce could give back to the community and offer this service for free,” Smedley said. “This is just a safer way to dispose personal information, rather than throwing it away.”
Shred-it recycles all the materials they shred too, Smedley said. They also offer a “certificate of destruction” after the shredding process, letting people know that they disposed their information safely.
“When people pass away or they have to relocate, they have all this personal data and confidential information lying around and they don’t know what to do with it,” Smedley said. “Shred-it offers a safe way to take care of that.”
For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 875-7241.