Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty will be hosting a free Shredding Event and Food Drive on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the company’s Mandarin/St. Johns branch office located at 11576 San Jose Blvd. in Jacksonville.
Community members are encouraged to bring their personal documents and sensitive materials, which will be securely shredded during the event. Families may bring up to 10 boxes or bags of materials to be destroyed.
Shredding provides a safe and effective way to completely dispose of personal documents and can help prevent identity theft and fraud. According to the Better Business Bureau, more than half of identity theft victims have traced the theft to something that was stolen from their own possession.
“In our business, we have seen first-hand what can happen when people don’t dispose of personal information properly,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “Identity theft and fraud are real problems that can be avoided if you securely dispose of sensitive and personal documents. We want to protect our clients and the community as a whole from the risk of identity fraud.”
During the event, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is collecting donations of nonperishable food items. The company is requesting participants bring one food item for every box or bag of materials to be shredded. All food donations will go to the local food bank, Feeding Northeast Florida.
“Events like this are in keeping with our company culture,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We are grateful to be able to give back and offer these important services to the communities we serve.”
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