First "Shred for America" Event in St. Louis will be on Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation (SLMOSF) is partnering with The Shred Truck and American Eagle Credit Union for its first "Shred For America" event. A three hour shred-a-thon is being hosted in support of our young men and women who have committed to serve our country as officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Tens of thousands of individuals report identity theft and identity fraud crimes each year and experts say only a fraction of these crimes are actually reported.
Documents that need to be safely discarded can be brought to the American Eagle Credit Union on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is rain or shine. The Credit Union is located at 2175 Barrett Station Road at the corner of Manchester and Barrett Station Road in Town and Country, Missouri.
"This year will be the very first "Shred For America" event hosted by SLMOSF," said Keath Hausher, the Founder of SLMOSF. "This is a great opportunity for folks to combat identity fraud while at the same time supporting the Cadets, Midshipmen and other Military Officers from our City."
In 2012, about 7% of persons age 16 or older were victims of identity theft. The majority of identity theft incidents (85%) involved the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information. Among victims who had personal information used for fraudulent purposes, 29% spent a month or more resolving problems. When the cost of professional shredding is compared against the cost of not shredding (litigation, lost earnings, reputation damage), the math will always lead back to third-party, professional shredding.
"I've known Keath for a long time, and supporting Keath's Foundation is the least I can do to help him support those who choose to serve our Country," said Nick Kirkou the owner of The Shred Truck. "With any kind of donation, patriots can shred a bin of documents."
About Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation
Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation (SLMOSF) mission is to provide fitness, weapons, combatives, medical, water confidence, land navigation and tactical training to those from the Greater Saint Louis area that have been accepted to, attend or serve as an active duty commissioned officer through a United States military academy (United States Military Academy-West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and United States Coast Guard Academy), R.O.T.C. or Officer Candidate School. Additionally, we have also provided training to select enlisted personnel with a combat military occupational specialty (MOS). When deployed, we organize frequent shipments of care packages filled with food, entertainment and needed supplies. Since 2004, Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation has raised more than $450,000 in support of our young men and women. For more information about Saint Louis Military Officer Support Foundation, call 314-307-2802 or visit www.buildwarriors.org.
About The Shred Truck
The Shred Truck, Inc. is an affordable, eco-friendly and secure document destruction service, locally owned and based in St. Louis, MO. The Shred Truck, Inc. is a AAA Certified Member of NAID®. NAID is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. For more information about The Shred Truck, call 314-729-9200 or visit www.theshredtruck.com.