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Document Shred Day helps keep identities safe

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima County's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held a Document Shred Day Saturday.

The free program is working to help people safely dispose of their personal information and paperwork.
More than 150 cars drove up to the shred site in Yakima, disposing over 8,000 pounds of documents.

Organizers say they do it to help people stay safe from identity theft, and hopefully even educate them.

"People can bring their items and get rid of those personal papers that everybody worries about. Get them shredded in a safe environment and get them out of their homes and help protect against identity theft and fraud," said Deborah Wilson, the event organizer.

Secure Shred is the company does that does the onsite shredding, letting people actually see their documents being destroyed so they know their identity is safe.