The Community Shred-A-Thon in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County areas was held on Saturday, April 22nd for individuals to bring their personal paper documents such as; (Tax information & returns, bank statements, canceled checks, paycheck stubs, ATM receipts, credit card statements, utility bills, household receipts, credit card receipts, insurance papers, home financial information, personal or health documents, any paper documents containing personally identifiable information), to be shredded.
This year we ventured west to the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds and this venue proved to be the best ever. The parking lot was large enough to handle all of the cars with no one having to spend time on Mobile Highway. The lines went smoother and much faster with one consumer writing that he went through the line so fast that his coffee didn't get cold. We hope to have our future events at the fairgrounds and appreciate all those that made it possible for us to hold the event there.
Thanks to our partners, we saw 1575 vehicles come through the line and we shredded 55,000 pounds in just a few hours. We appreciate Gilmore Services for providing the means of helping the community keep their indentities safe by shredding documents, Cat Country/News Radio and WEAR-TV3 for spreading the word about the event, being on hand to talk with consumers and help them shred their documents. We also want to thank UWF ROTC members and Tate High School AJROTC for their participation. We cannot provide this free service to the community without the support and volunteers that made it a successful day.
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