Crime Stoppers and the Sunnyside Police Department are partnering with one another to provide Lower Valley residents an opportunity to eliminate outdated financial and personal documents from the clutter plaguing their homes.
Residents are urged to bring outdated documents to an identity theft awareness shredding event this coming Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
CI Shred, Solarity Credit Union, the Sunnyside Police Department, Yakima County Crime Stoppers and the Yakima Police Department are providing the free event to all community members.
Also at the event community members can take the opportunity to safely dispose of all old medications. The partners involved in the event are urging citizens to pull any expired or unused prescription medications from their medicine cabinets. The idea is to limit the supply to community members wanting to sell them to children in the schools and throughout the community.
There is a limit to how many documents can be shredded this coming Saturday. Two banker boxes full of documents or three shopping bags full can be shredded for each resident.
Documents and medication must be separated.
Although the event is free, donations to Crime Stoppers will be accepted to benefit the agency's reward fund.