As part of their annual Credit Union Week celebration, the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) will hold its second annual Shred Fest, Monday, Oct. 17, and Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The free paper-shredding event aims to increase public awareness of identity theft prevention. Community members are invited to bring their confidential documents to be shredded at their local TFCU office during event hours.
Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile shredding truck. The first 10 participants at each location will receive a free TFCU umbrella. Paper, folders, envelopes, paper bound by staples, paperclips and spiral binding can be shredded, however, documents bound with metal binder clips cannot.
In exchange for the free service, TFCU asks participants to please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food pantries. All of the shredded paper will be recycled and the proceeds from the recycling will be donated to food pantries in Ticonderoga, Moriah and Elizabethtown.
“Identity theft can destroy your credit and your good name,” Shawn Hayes, TFCU president and CEO, said. “But through a few simple precautions, members can stand up to identity thieves and avoid becoming a victim.”
Free shredding will be offered at the Elizabethtown branch from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.