Document Shred May 14 at Community Center

Grateful Shred, a document shredding party, will be held on Saturday, May 14, 9 am til noon, at the Clara Barton Community Center. The Shred is an opportunity for residents to clean out home files and avoid fraud or identity theft.

Bring those no-longer needed bills, statements, letters—anything with private, confidential, or sensitive information that you want to get rid of—securely! All Shred, a reliable Maryland firm, will provide a mobile shredding truck. Inside it is a cross-cut shredder that cuts your pages into tiny paper chips (confetti-sized) while you watch. The paper chips are then baled and sent to a recycling facility.

You are asked to donate $5 per box of paper to be shredded (that means a one-cubic-foot storage box or the equivalent). Don’t have quite a box full? You can have a half-box or the equivalent shredded for $3 or a quarter-box for $2. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center, a registered charity, and all profits from the shred go to support programs at the Clara Barton Community Center. Donations can be deducted as either charitable or business expenses. Receipts will be available.

For more information, call the Center at 240-777-4910 or -4911, or visit
the Friends’ website at
Note that All Shred has no problem shredding (along with home office papers), paper clips, staples, rubber bands, folders, binder clips, hanging folders (even with metal strips), and labels. But they don’t do newspapers, cardboard,
heavy plastic, heavy metals, 3-ring binders, boxes, trash, floppy disks, CDs, or X-rays. You will be asked to take your box/case holding the papers back with you.

By Lori Rieckelman

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