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Goodwill offering ‘safe shred’ day

By Staff | Feb 4, 2009

With tax time arriving, people across Southwest Florida are sorting through their personal papers and documents, determining which ones they need to keep, and which they need to destroy. Goodwill’s Secure Shred document destruction service provides Southwest Floridians with an inexpensive, secure way to destroy those sensitive documents while also helping the community.
On Mondays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Goodwill’s Secure Shred team accepts personal papers and other documents for secure document destruction. There is a $5 fee per bag or box, and patrons can request a certificate of destruction to be issued after their materials are shredded. This offer is only available at Goodwill’s North Fort Myers processing plant (4940 Bayline Drive, near the intersection of Bayshore Rd. and Old Bridge Rd.)
In 2007, more than 8 million Americans became victims of identity theft. The majority of ID theft occurs when the thief has direct contact with the victim’s personal information, through a stolen or lost wallet, rifling through a mailbox or trashcan, or even lifting documents from inside a home or business. Secure destruction of these personal documents is the first step in identity protection.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida created its document destruction business in 2007 in order to provide jobs for local individuals with severe disabilities while also providing a valuable service to the community. Goodwill provides document destruction to numerous Southwest Florida businesses and agencies, including UBS Financial, LYNX Services, the United Way, the City of Cape Coral, and the City of Fort Myers.
For more information about Goodwill’s Secure Shred document destruction service, contact Pat Smith, Goodwill’s Director of Business Development, at (239) 995-2106 ext. 235.