Free document shredding to be offered by First Financial in Terre Haute this weekend

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Jorge Montalvo, of the New York Consumer Protection Board, places documents into a bin for shredding during the board’s free shredding day at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. As part of a campaign to protect New Yorkers from identity theft, the board, in conjunction with the New York Office of Cyber Security, is shredding personal documents, discs and credit cards. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — First Financial Bank, in a partnership with Data Management Shredding, will host an event Saturday, Sept. 25, in Terre Haute for community members to get confidential papers and documents shredded for free.

Residents are invited to bring up to five bags or boxes of documents per person to the First Financial Meadows banking center at 350 S. 25th Street in Terre Haute, according to a news release. The shredding will be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Data Management Shredding will have a shredding truck set up in the bank’s parking lot to securely shred documents on site, the release said. Volunteers from the bank will be on hand to help unload bags and boxes from vehicles.

The Federal Trade Commission recommends people shred unneeded documents containing personal information, such as a name, address, date of birth, Social Security number or account numbers. These documents may include bank statements, cancelled checks, medical forms, paid utility bills, credit applications and insurance forms that could yield personal information.           

In addition to paper, the bank will also be accepting worn, frayed or faded American flags. All flags collected will be given to VFW Post 972 for respectful disposal at a flag retirement ceremony.

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