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Shredding combats hunger and fights fraud

A free shredding event at Black Forest Lutheran Church took place June 18. Professional shredding operators shredded†about12,300 pounds of unwanted personal documents. In addition, about 900 pounds of cardboard boxes were recycled. Shredding helps reduce personal identity theft.The Black Forest AARP Chapter thanks the 382 persons who provided items to be shredded. They also donated a total†of 926 pounds of non-perishable food and $1,064 to Black Forest Cares, a local food pantry.Compliments for a job well done go to Ray Rozak, the shredding project leader, and the 25 Black Forest AARP Chapter members†and nine additional volunteers who donated their time and services to make this shredding event a success. ElderWatch†Colorado provided the shredding trucks and operators, and event volunteers wore bright shirts with information on them about how to avoid identify theft.†If anyone has questions about identifying or reporting a†scam, contact an AARP Foundation ElderWatch volunteer at 800-222-4444.†Sincere thanks to Black Forest Lutheran Church for the use of the church facilities and Black Forest Fire and Rescue and the El Paso County Sheriffís Office Patrol Division for their support.

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