CHICAGO – To help community members safely dispose of old documents that may contain sensitive information, state Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, is hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the JLM Abundant Life Center, located at 2622 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.
“Many people have old documents that contain important information about themselves that they should not throw out in the trash,” said Conyears-Ervin. “After the Equifax data breach, many people are concerned about having their identity stolen. My shred day will allow community members to safely dispose of any old documents that contain information such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and other sensitive information.”
Conyears-Ervin is encouraging residents to bring old documents that contain identity-sensitive information to her free Shred Day. Residents can bring up to two boxes or bags of documents, and should remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings prior to the event. Shredding will be accepted until the shred truck has reached capacity. Conyears-Ervin’s event is open to residential shredding only, and commercial shredding will not be accepted.
Who: State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
What: Community Shred Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 30
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: JLM Abundant Life Center
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.