Rep. Stephens to Host Free Document Shredding Event

State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Chicago) invites residents of the 20th Legislative House District to take advantage of a free document shredding event on Saturday, August 29th.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri, will take place from 9:30 until 11:30 A.M. at the Salvation Army, located at 8354 W Foster Avenue in Norridge. Drivers will bring their vehicles up to the truck where volunteers will be available to unload documents and have them immediately shredded. Volunteers will be social distancing and wearing masks. Two boxes of shreddable documents will be accepted from each vehicle.

“A lot of families have probably been cleaning out their homes over the past few months and have sensitive documents they just don’t feel comfortable throwing away,” said Rep. Stephens. “It is the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive documents and help prevent identity theft.”

In 2019, 14.4 million consumers became victims of identity fraud, about 1 in every 15 people. Experts advise that you stop identity thieves, who are known to go through a person’s trash, by shredding any documents that contain personal or financial information, such as mail you receive from the Internal Revenue Service, documents from the Department of Motor Vehicles, and any employment-related correspondence. This also includes any child- and school-related mail.

What: Free Shred Truck

Where: 8354 West Foster Avenue, Norridge, IL

When: Saturday, August 29th 9:30 to 11:30 A.M.

For additional information about this event, please call the District Office at (773) 444-0611.