• Get Your Sensitive Documents Shredded for Free on Community Shred Day.

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    September 04, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing in your sensitive documents, old tax returns, bank statements, cancelled checks, etc. to be securely shredded on site by Shred Safe!  Each individual can shred up to two 18” x 10” boxes for free (we kindly ask for a donation of $5.00 for each box thereafter).  Documents brought in to be shredded do NOT need to have the staples removed.


    Thanks to our sponsors Bank-a-Count Corp. and River Cities Bank, $1.00 will be donated to United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties for each pound of paper shredded, with a maximum donation of $2,000.


    The Shred Day event will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (or until maximum capacity is reached) at the River Cities Bank parking lot - 1601 Lincoln Street, Wisconsin Rapids.


    According to www.thebalance.com, the five types of documents to shred to prevent identity theft include:

    ·        Documents containing financial information, such as copies of bank and credit card statements older than three years.  You should also shred cancelled checks, voided checks, online purchase orders, etc.

    ·        Documents containing personal information, including your date of birth, social security number, address, phone number or driver’s license number.

    ·        Documents containing account information like your account numbers, user names and passwords. 

    ·        Junk mail usually contains a computer barcode on the front that can sometimes contain personally identifying information.

    ·        Child and school related mail, such as medical records and school information.



    Shred Day volunteers help participants carry boxes out of cars.



    About United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties


    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is focused on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.  We mobilize our community in these areas by: supporting partner programs, community coalitions, and initiatives; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; and creating collaborative partnerships within our community.


    You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwswac.org