In celebration of Oregon Community Bank Week taking place this October, and sponsored by the Community Banks of Oregon, Lewis & Clark Bank in Seaside is holding a free document-shredding event to help community members fight identity theft. Lewis & Clark Bank invites community members to have their paper documents securely destroyed and recycled by a mobile shredding truck on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1150 N Roosevelt Drive in Seaside.
Governor Kate Brown proclaimed the week of Oct. 21-25 to be Oregon Community Bank Week. In celebration of this, Lewis & Clark Bank is partnering with the Oregon Bankers Association to provide secure mobile paper shredding, a free event for the community.
“Everyone who wishes to take part is invited to bring up to six boxes of paper for shredding,” said Tricia Hampton, Project Manager of Lewis & Clark Bank. “All shredded paper is then recycled.”
According to a 2018 Shred-it Fraud Awareness Week Survey, nearly 30 percent of consumers do not shred paper or physical documents containing sensitive information before throwing them away. With identify fraud on the rise and now effecting 16.7 million U.S. consumers, securely destroying documents that contain personal information is one of the best ways consumers can protect themselves from would-be identity thieves.
To continue the celebration, the Lewis & Clark Bank teams at both Seaside and Astoria will serve free pie and ice cream all day Friday, Oct. 25.
In Gov. Brown’s proclamation, it states that for more than a century, Oregon community banks have provided the local financial services and support the communities’ need to prosper and grow. Oregon community banks serve our state with over 370 branches and loan offices and provide more than 5,400 family wage jobs. Community banks make 82 percent of our nation’s agricultural loans and focus on the prosperity of small business and make over 50 percent of all bank loans to small businesses.