2013-04-12 / Community

Cape organization will shred documents

The Cape Elizabeth Police Benevolence Association is sponsoring a Shred Day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, behind the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, off Jordan Way.

The nonprofit association has hired Without A Trace, a local document shredding company, to provide a truck so sensitive documents can be shredded on site. An important tool in preventing identity theft is to destroy unwanted documents that contain names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, banking and credit card information.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted so the association can continue its charitable contributions to organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Project Graduation, Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Relay For Life.

It also will collect gently used cell phones that will be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers, an organization that sends used phones to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. Each donated phone is valued at $5 and Cell Phones For Soldiers is able to use that money to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops via calling cards.

The event is open to everyone, but the association asks that businesses not bring documents for shredding. For more information, call 767-CAPE, ext. 005.

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