Identity-theft prevention and giving back to the community are two main goals of County Bank’s community shred event on Friday, June 16.
Members of the community will have an opportunity on Friday to bring up to three banker-sized boxes of paper, per person, to the bank’s Millville branch, to shred free of cost. The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m., and individuals are being encouraged by the bank to bring canned food donations.
Jason Moshier, the marketing and public relations officer for County Bank, has been coordinating the event for four years.
“We have a lot of people who are moving to the community and are bringing with them a lot of things that need to be securely and confidentially removed,” Moshier said.
Over the years, Moshier said, hundreds of community members have utilized the free shred events to dispose of unwanted documents. He emphasized that most of those documents contain information about the individuals that can make them vulnerable to identity theft. He said the free shred events can reduce the potential for that information to be stolen.
He said the Millville branch of County Bank has seen a huge turnout during prior shredding events.
“I stopped counting after 50 cars at all of the shred events,” Moshier said. “I just stop.”
With that expected large turnout of people in mind, the bank is also highlighting the request for community members to bring canned goods, which will be donated to local food banks. Moshier said the food will not go to the Delaware Food Bank, but instead will be distributed to local food pantries, based on the location of the bank holding the event.
The Millville branch has been sending donations to Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. The church then will most likely redistribute the food to various other organizations, said Moshier.
“It’s not a sales pitch — it’s a service,” Moshier said as a final note about why he feels the event is an important way for County Bank to give back to the community.
County Bank is located at 36754 Old Mill Road in Millville. For more information, call (302) 537-0900.