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Community Shred Day Benefiting Nashville Crime Stoppers is Saturday, May 3

4/25/2014

April 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
         
Now that tax season is over, it’s time to gather all of those sensitive documents you no longer want or need for next Saturday’s Community Shred Day benefiting Nashville Crime Stoppers.  This one stop event, which will also accept unneeded electronic items and unwanted/outdated prescription drugs, will be held on May 3rd from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the main parking lot of LP Field.
         
Middle Tennesseans are welcome to bring all of their sensitive paperwork, which will be destroyed on the spot by mobile high-speed cross shredders provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction firm.  The only cost is a minimum $5 tax deductible donation to Nashville Crime Stoppers per banker box of records.  All proceeds will go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which is used to help solve serious felony crimes in the Nashville community.  Taking advantage of Community Shred Day is a great way to help prevent becoming the victim of identity theft.
         
Also during next Saturday’s event, representatives from the Metro Public Works Department will be on hand accepting electronic items (such as computers, monitors, batteries, televisions, scanners, etc.) for recycling. 
         
In addition, Crime Stoppers’ Pharma Trash Disposal will be on site, with Metro police officers collecting outdated/unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications so that they can be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
         
Auto Theft detectives will be on hand as well offering VIN etching for a minimum $10 donation to Crime Stoppers.  VIN etching involves the use of acid to etch small vehicle identification numbers into every window of the vehicle and is a deterrent to theft. 
          
For 31 years, Nashville Crime Stoppers has provided an avenue for persons to anonymously report information on crimes and criminal suspects to the police department.  Literally thousands of tips have been received, resulting in the clearance of more than 200 murders, 700 armed robberies and 300 burglaries.  Those tips have also led to more than 6,800 arrests.  Crime Stoppers’ reward payout since 1983 totals more than $553,000.  The funds come from donations made by area businesses and individuals.  No tax dollars are ever used to pay Crime Stoppers rewards.

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photo of previous shred day