Benton County Free Shred Day scheduled for Fairgrounds parking lot June 9
Oregon State Credit Union has scheduled its 2018 Benton County free document shred day for the community on:
- Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Benton County Fairgrounds at 110 SW 53rd Street in Corvallis
- Learn more about Shred Day events here
The event will include support and presence from the Corvallis Police Department and their community education effort toward combating identity theft as well as an option to donate canned or other non-perishable food items to Linn Benton Food Share.
Hosted by Oregon State Credit Union as a community service, anyone can bring documents such as old checks or outdated materials with personal information. Documents will be securely shredded onsite for free, with easy drive-n-drop through 1 p.m.
Corvallis Police Captain Dan Hendrickson said of the partnership, “The Corvallis Police Department often witnesses the negative impacts of identity theft on our community members. Eliminating the possibility of personal information falling into the wrong hands is the first, and most critical, step in reducing identity theft. We recognize the value of document shred events and are pleased to participate in the credit union’s free Community Shred Day.”
Of the Food Share station as part of the event, Linn Benton Food Share Director Ryan McCambridge said, “Linn Benton Food Share is pleased to partner with Oregon State Credit Union for the third year on the Corvallis Shred Day. Food Share continues to see record high demand for services in the Corvallis area. Local community support is crucial to our success in making sure no one goes hungry.”
This credit union event is the second of three community shred events. The April 22 event in Albany drew a record 646 vehicles to the Linn County Fairgrounds where more than 18,500 pounds of sensitive materials were safely shredded. The 2018 schedule will conclude September 15 at Keizer’s Volcanoes Stadium parking lot with the event also benefitting Marion-Polk Food Share through donation buckets.
Shredding gets results
The success of these events is not only personal security, but also a sustainable practice. The results of the record-setting Albany event saved more than 153 trees, 63,000 gallons of water, 711 gallons of oil, and 30 cubic yards of landfill. It also prevented more than 1540 cubic yards of pollutants from entering the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Linn Benton Food Share benefitted from the on-site donation drive with 800 pounds of food and $305 in cash and those totals convert to 2,592 quality meals to be served in our communities.
Oregon State Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, open to anyone who lives or works in 24 western and central Oregon counties. Learn more about Oregon State Credit Union.
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