Cruz to host FREE shredding event on Aug. 19

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 – State Rep. Ángel Cruz, D-Phila., is hosting a free community shredding event on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his district office, 3503 N. B Street, Unit #7, Philadelphia.

Constituents are encouraged to bring unneeded paper items to be shredded for disposal, including old bills, health records and financial items, as well as any other paper items of a personal nature.

“Shredding events are one of the best defenses against becoming a victim of identity theft and with the rate increasing every year, it’s my responsibility as a legislator to educate and help people on this issue,” Cruz said.

Items shredded will be recycled afterwards.

Cruz and his staff will also provide assistance for constituents applying for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid and the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Assistance will be available in English and Spanish.