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Credit unions offer shredding in exchange for food bank donation

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Shredding documents is safer than simply throwing them out. Shredding documents is safer than simply throwing them out.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A group of nine credit unions in the Shoals will band together this weekend to show their philosophy of "people helping people." The event combines two important community initiatives: preventing identity theft and helping feed the hungry.

The Shoals Chapter of Credit Unions will present a free Community Shred Day Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Walmart Supercenters in Florence and Muscle Shoals. Lambert Record Center will shred any documents you have for free, with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Food donations will be given to Loaves and Fishes, an area food bank.

"We feel that at this time people could really use a good dose of community, of seeing people working together to help each other. That's what the Shoals Chapter of Credit Unions is all about - credit unions working together to do what we can to make our community better," said spokesperson Alyssa Bole.

Shredding personal documents such as bank records and other identifiable information is a safer alternative than just throwing them out. Identity thieves can easily fish such documents out of the garbage and use the information on them to apply for credit in your name.

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