CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS Partner for Sixth Annual Community Shredding Day

carolinaeast_health_newPublic Invited to Bring Personal Documents to Be Shredded

Free of Charge

CarolinaEast Health System and document management partner, CINTAS, are teaming up once again to provide the community with an opportunity to shred sensitive, personal documents at no cost. The sixth annual event will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the CarolinaEast Medical Center campus at 2000 Neuse Boulevard in New Bern. This year, two shredding trucks will be located in the employee parking lot behind the Medical Center.

“The news these days is filled with stories about the dangers of identity theft. As crooks get smarter, protecting personal and confidential information is of ever-increasing importance. That’s why we continue to host this event – to give our community an opportunity to properly dispose of sensitive documents and to protect themselves from identity theft,” said Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations for CarolinaEast.  “This event has grown each year,” said McGarvey. “Last year, over 300 families and individuals took advantage of the opportunity to shred personal information. The demand was so great the truck hit its maximum of 16,000 pounds within two hours!

Hopefully having a second truck this year will allow or more people to take advantage of this important service.”

According to CINTAS, the shredded paper is sent to a company that recycles it for use in the fast food service industry. “It is truly a win-win situation,” said McGarvey. “With this one special event, identities and our environment are protected.”

As an added bonus during the event, nurses from CarolinaEast will be providing free blood pressure screenings and prescription medication tracking advice.

“As people line up waiting to shred their personal documents, they can stick their arm out of their car window and one of our nurses will take their blood pressure,” explained McGarvey. “Our nurses enjoy participating in this unique event.”

This service is offered at no cost as a community service of CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS. It is a convenient opportunity for anyone in need of a way to appropriately destroy sensitive and confidential documents such as bank statements, tax records and old checks. “The CINTAS truck has a shredder on board, so your documents are shredded on-site in a very timely manner,” explained McGarvey.

The Community Shredding Day at CarolinaEast is intended for personal items only and is not for commercial or small business use.  Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of this once-a-year service.

For more information, call 252-633-8154.

This activity is provided as a public service of CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS. Participation is entirely voluntary and CarolinaEast assumes no liability or responsibility relating to performance of the activity or the safety or security of the persons or property involved.

Submitted by: Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations, CarolinaEast Health System

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