The Spring Community Shred-A-Thon was held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 21st for individuals to bring their personal paper documents to be shredded.
This was our second year at the fairgrounds and we hope to continue holding the event at this venue. They have enough room in their parking area that all the vehicles can pull into the gate and we only had a few times that we incurred a back up and that was due to the change of the light. Vehicles were lining up way before our 8am start time to have their chance to shred up to 50 pounds of their personal documents for FREE. We were over the 300 vehicle mark at the one hour mark and when we closed up at 12 noon we had 1,780 vehicles pass through the line and shred 60,000 pounds of personal documents. We surpassed last year's totals by 205 vehicles and 5,000 pounds. Cars, motorcycles, vans, SUVs, etc. continued to come through the line and we kept 3 lines going the entire morning.
A big Thank You to our partners, (Gilmore Services, WEAR-TV 3 / WFGX 35 and Cat Country 98.7 / NewsRadio 92.3 FM/1620 AM), We appreciate Gilmore Services for providing the means of helping the community keep their indentities safe by shredding documents and the television and radio stations helped spread the word out into the community.
Fall Event - Santa Rosa Mall - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Without everyone's assistance we could not put on such a successful event.
We have scheduled the Fall event at the Santa Rosa Mall. The following items are examples of personal documents that should be shredded when you no longer need them.
- Tax information & returns - Bank Statements, Canceled Checks, Paycheck Stubs
- ATM Receipts, Credit Card Statements, Credit Card Receipts -Utility Bills,
-Household Receipts -Insurance Papers -Home Financial Information
-Personal or Health Documents and, basically, any paper documents containing personally identifiable information
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