HARRISBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, will be partnering with the Harrisburg Park District to host a community shred day later this month.
I hear from many folks that they have boxes of old documents with personal information that they’re unsure how to dispose of properly,” said Phelps. “This is a free opportunity to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. Folks can bring by any document with sensitive information, such as old bank statements, tax returns, bills or outdated medical records, and they will be safely shredded onsite.”
Phelps’ Community Collection and Shred Day will be on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. until
1 p.m. at the Harrisburg Park District Office parking lot, located at 921 West Poplar Street. For documents to be shredded, all paper clips, staples and other bindings must be removed. Phelps is also collecting the following items for donation: eyeglasses, American flags and cell phones. The event is free and open to the public.
“Identity thieves are often able to steal personal information by rummaging through people’s garbage, so shredding old documents is an easy way to help protect yourself,” continued Phelps. “This community collection and shred day is a free and easy opportunity to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity fraud, while also giving other items to a good cause, so I encourage area residents to stop by.”
If you have questions or for more information, please call Phelps’ constituent service office at (618) 253-4189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.