User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Documents Shredding Event This Weekend

April 25, 2014, 7:45 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Documents Shredding Event This Weekend

If you have documents with important information on them, getting rid of them safely could save your identity.

The shredding event is being hosted by the Better Business Bureau and Crimestoppers. The BBB says often times thieves can get ahold of your personal information in various ways, like during the Target data breach or the recent Iowa State data breach, but Jessie Schmidt, the director of the BBB South Dakota says by shredding your documents makes it more difficult for people to get their hands on information.

“Every day we know that people's important information is being compromised and so let's not make it any easier. Let's take the extra step to make sure we're not handing it out to someone on the corner. Let's us take care of it for you by securely shredding it,” Jessie Schmidt Director of Better Business Bureau South Dakota said.

The annual documents shred event is on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

“We've got three locations, we encourage people to gather their documents they don't want to throw in the trash and bring them out to us,” Schmidt said.

There will be a location on the corner of Louise Ave. and 57th St. at the MinnWest Bank Parking Lot, another at the ShopKo Parking Lot on 10th St. and Sycamore Ave., and the third at the Washington Pavilion parking lot off of Phillips Ave.

Volunteers from groups across Sioux Falls, like KELO-TV and the Boy Scouts, will be on hand to take your documents from your car. Dakota Data Shred and Good Shred, a division of Goodwill, will be doing the shredding. Both companies are certified to shred important documents. A suggested donation of $5.00 per box is being asked, that donation will support Crimestoppers of the Sioux Empire.

There are plenty of items you should shredding.

“Maybe you have old financial statements from an investment firm or financial institution, old credit card statements, old bank statements, maybe some old canceled checks. Us old school people might have some of those,” Schmidt said.

When you bring documents to the event make sure you tie them down securely. That way the papers won’t fly away in the wind. For more information on the event, click here.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Body Identified: No Foul Play Suspected

7/22/2014 8:56 PM

No foul play is suspected in the death of 64 year-old Susanna K. Bannwarth. The Fulton woman was reported missing Monday morning. Her body was f...

Full Story
Car Versus Bike Crash Near 41st And Marion

7/23/2014 4:39 PM

A car versus bike crash happened at the intersection of 41st Street and Larch Avenue.

Full Story
Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Missing Woman Located

7/23/2014 6:19 PM

Tori Jean Bruggeman has been located by police. Authorities are working to get her reunited with family.

Full Story
Police Looking For Sioux Falls Woman

7/23/2014 5:06 PM

There is a search underway for a missing 31-year-old woman.

Full Story