Freedom Credit Union hosts community shredding events across western Mass.


NICK: THE FREEDOM CREDIT UNION HELD COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENTS TODAY ACROSS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. RESIDENTS TOLD 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO DESTROY THEIR PERSONAL DOCUMENTS. NEARLY THAN 60 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES FELL VICTIM TO IDENTITY THEFT LAST YEAR. TO HELP COMBAT THIS CRIME, THE FREEDOM CREDIT UNION TEAMED UP WITH PROSHRED SECURITY SATURDAY TO GIVE LOCAL RESIDENTS A FREE, QUICK, AND SECURE WAY TO GET RID OF THEIR UNWANTED PERSONAL DOCUMENTS. RESIDENTS SHRED THEIR OIL BILLS, BANK STATEMENTS, TAX RETURNS AND OTHER SENSITIVE PAPERWORK. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: FEEDING HILLS SHREDDING YOUR DOCUMENTS DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TIME, AND ITS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY. ALL RESIDENTS HAD TO DO WAS GIVE THEIR BOXES OF DOCUMENTS TO A PROSHRED VOLUNTEER, WHO WOULD ENSURE THEY WERE DESTROYED. SUSAN GROSSBERG: AGAWAM IM GETTING RID OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTS IF THEY FELL INTO THE WRONG HANDS IT WOULD BE PROLEMATIC. AND THEY RESYCLE THEM HERE WHICH MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. CELINE CHAMPAGNE: FEEDING HILLS WITH THE BUSINESS WE HAVE, WE HAD SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, PEOPLES PHONE NUMBERS, AND ADDRESSES AND YOU JUST DONT PUT THAT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. WHEN I SAW THE ADVERTISEMENT I THOUGHT IT WAS THE PERFECT TIME TO COME AND DO THAT. RESIDENTS ALSO DONATED PASTA, BEANS AND OTHER NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS TO HELP BENEFITT THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS . THE FREEDOM CREDIT UNION ALSO HELD “SHRED DAY” EVENTS AT THEIR BRANCHES IN GREENFIELD, NORTHAMPTON , SPRINGFIELD AND WEST SPRINGFIELD IN FEEDING HILLS, MM, 22NEWS.

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