Community event designed to fight identity theft

(Press Release) – The information below has been provided by Sunset Memorial Park.

Sunset Memorial Park Hosts Free Community Shredding Event and Pet Supplies Drive, September 30, 2021

DOTHAN, AL, September 22, 2021: In an effort to raise awareness of identity theft protection while promoting environmental sustainability, Sunset Memorial Park is hosting its third free Community Shred and Pet Supplies Drive event on Thursday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park; 1700 Barrington Road, Dothan. Additionally, Sunset partners with the Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center and collects pet supplies and donations.

This event, which offers free document shredding, is open to the public. Sunset is in partnership with Assured Data Destruction, a division of the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center (WRC). Assured Data Destruction will collect the documents from the Sunset parking lot. The items will then be transported to the WRC where they will be safely shredded and recycled.

Sunset hopes to raise awareness about identity theft and emphasize the importance of safely and securely disposing of sensitive documents. They encourage the community to contribute items like:

  • ● Canceled checks
  • ● Receipts from ATMs and credit cards
  • ● Old credit cards and credit card offers
  • ● Utility, cable and cell phone bills (1+ years)
  • ● Bank statements (1+ years)
  • ● Medical records and invoices (1+ years)
  • ● Pay stubs (1+ years)
  • ● Tax files and receipts (over 7 years)

“Over the past year, we’ve garnered a lot of interest from people asking when we will be hosting another Shred event,” said Sunset Memorial Park owner Robert Byrd. “So it’s safe to say that identity theft is a concern in our community. Sadly, it’s not enough to throw away things like bank statements and pay stubs because scammers have gotten so smart. We are grateful to partner with Assured Data Destruction to provide this free service to the community, ”he adds.

Sunset will also be collecting pet food and other pet-related supplies, as well as cash donations for the Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center.

The organizers will wear masks and ask all guests to wear masks as well. The collection of items will be facilitated by the drive-thru, thus minimizing contact as much as possible.

Please visit, their Facebook page – or call 334.983.6604 for more information.

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