Even though the weather was rainy, Salisbury Bank's free community shred-it day at its Canaan branch office on Saturday, July 10th was a big success. The Bank provided shredding for over 250 boxes of documents for 83 community members. The free event was held to help members of the community safely dispose of unwanted personal documents.
Shred-it Day was held in conjunction with Canaan's annual Railroad Days celebration, a community-wide event sponsored by the Canaan Chamber of Commerce that includes a crafts fair, parade, fireworks, and other events to encourage local residents to patronize downtown businesses.
"We were very pleased to host this community shred-it day," said Rick Cantele, president and CEO. "Even though the weather did not cooperate, our Bank volunteers were on hand to assist people with carrying boxes from their cars to the Shred-It truck. Most people stayed dry."
Cantele continued, "Shredding sensitive documents decreases the risk of identity theft, while recycling the shredded paper contributes significantly to conservation efforts. Based on Saturday's volume, 50 trees will be saved when this paper is recycled."
Shredding was provided by Shred-it, Inc. Shred-it specializes in providing secure document destruction services. After material is shredded on site, it is subsequently baled and recycled. This ensures that private information is disposed of safely, and that the paper shredding helps save the environment in the process.
Salisbury Bank is committed to supporting and enriching the communities in which we serve, and will be sponsoring additional Shred-It days in 2010:
Saturday, August 14, Salisbury Bank's Millerton, New York branch, 9 am - Noon
Saturday, September 18, Salisbury Bank's Sheffield, Massachusetts branch, 9 am - Noon.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut as well as South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts and Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.