By Sheila Kolesaire
Shed those unwanted pounds – of paper – at Lord of Life Lutheran Church’s first community shredding event on Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lighten your paper load as you clean for the holidays and year-end
Lord of Life will have the award-winning shredding company Iron Mountain onsite with its truck. Cars can pull into the driveway, and people can dump their personal papers into a bin and watch the bin get automatically lifted and fed into the shredder!
The church is asking for a $25 donation for this service, a significant savings over office supply stores which charge a $1 per pound. The public may bring as many pounds of personal paper as they have and be rid of it at once.
“We know that many people have small at-home shredders but if anyone is like me, the paper piles up and takes too long to be fed through the shredder and then I have to empty it or first fix the paper jam,” said Cindy Tanton, Church Council President. She added, “As we are getting towards the end of the year, it’s a great way to clean out your home office now and be ready to start 2019 with a clean slate.”
It’s estimated that Americans use an average of 700 pounds of paper products per person each year
Some of the things that should be shredded include ATM receipts, credit card and sales receipts, utility bills, used airline tickets, bank and financial institution statements, pay stubs, medical bills or statements (unless you have an unresolved insurance dispute), canceled checks, expired warranties, credit offers in the mail, expired passports, old driver’s licenses or car insurance. Anything with a personal identifier on it is at risk of identity theft.
According to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll, nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church is located at 276 Roscoe Blvd. N in Ponte Vedra Beach.