CHICAGO – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, and Alderman Samantha Nugent with special co-hosts Sheriff Tom Dart and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos, are hosting a free paper shredding and prescription drug disposal on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, located at 5106 N. La Crosse Ave. in Chicago.
“This event is free and open to the public, and I encourage all local residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help protect themselves against identity theft,” said D’Amico. “Identity theft can affect anyone, and shredding old documents can reduce the chances of personal information being stolen. Many of us have old documents lying around that can easily lead to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands, and it is important to make sure these documents are properly destroyed when they are no longer needed.”
D’Amico’s paper shred and prescription drug disposal day will be held in the parking lot of Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, located at 5106 N. La Crosse Ave. in Chicago from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large, mobile document shredder will be on-site to securely destroy confidential papers free of charge. There is a limit of two boxes per car and residents are asked not to leave cardboard boxes at the event. Shred day attendees will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the shred truck reaches capacity.
“As spring comes to a close, many families have cleaned out their homes and garages to find receipts and records that they no longer need,” said D’Amico. “Hosting a shred day allows people to get rid of these old bank statements, credit card bills, medical records and other documents safely and securely so that their information cannot be obtained by scam artists and criminals.”
For more information, D’Amico’s constituent service office can be reached at (773) 736-0218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.