CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS Partner for Third Annual Shredding Day

Public Invited to Bring Personal Documents to Be Shredded Free of Charge

CarolinaEast Health System and document management partner, CINTAS, are teaming up once again to provide the community with an opportunity to shred sensitive, personal documents at no cost. The third annual event will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the CarolinaEast Medical Center campus at 2000 Neuse Boulevard in New Bern.            
     “Protecting personal and confidential information is of ever-increasing importance in an age of identity theft,” said Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations for CarolinaEast.  “This event has gotten bigger and bigger every year” said McGarvey. “Last year, families in over 500 cars took advantage of the opportunity to collectively shred over 13 tons of personal information. It was a phenomenal day!” 
    According to CINTAS, the shredded paper is sent to a company that recycles it for use in the fast food service industry. “It is truly a win-win situation,” said McGarvey. “With this one special event, identities and our environment are protected.”
     For the second year, as an added bonus during the event, nurses from the CarolinaEast will be providing free blood pressure screenings and prescription medication tracking advice. “As people line up waiting to shred their personal documents, they can stick their arm out of their car window and one of our nurses will take their blood pressure,” explained McGarvey. “Our nurses are really excited about participating in this unique event.” 
    This community service is offered free of charge and open to those in need of shredding services. This is a very convenient opportunity for anyone who has been saving personal confidential documents such as bank statements, records and old checks with intentions of finding proper means to destroy those documents. “With this event, before you leave the parking lot your documents are shredded. The CINTAS truck has a shredder on board,” explained McGarvey. 
    The Personal Shredding Day at CarolinaEast is intended for personal items only and is not for commercial use.  Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of this once-a-year service. For more information, call 252-633-8154.   
    This activity is provided as a public service by CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS..  Participation is entirely voluntary and CarolinaEast assumes no liability or responsibility relating to performance of the activity or the safety or security of the persons or property involved.