An army of National Penn Bank employees helped dozens of area residents safely rid themselves of personal documents and information during the bank’s “Shred Your Stuff” event last Saturday (Oct. 11, 2008) at its Sanatoga PA branch office, 1830 E. High St.
A mobile shredder truck from Gradyville PA-based J&K Secure Shredding accepted, shredded and disposed of up to four boxes of paper records from each individual. No-longer-needed receipts, invoices and other personal documents all were prime candidates for destruction.
Bank officials pitched in with rank-and-file employees to haul bags and boxes filled with materials to be shredded out of a consistent stream of cars early in the morning. At times, both Todd Alderfer, executive vice president in charge of retail delivery, and Chrisann Hoehl, vice president and regional cluster manager, had sleeves rolled up and arms filled.
A bank press release said the event helps raise consumer awareness of identity theft. Nine earlier Shred Your Stuff events, conducted by the bank last May and June, helped more than 700 people safely dispose of more than 43,000 pounds of confidential material, it said.
A final shredding event is scheduled Oct. 18 at the bank’s branch office at Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. For more information, call the bank’s Information Center at 800-822-3321.