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Free shredding event set for Saturday in northwest LV

Durango Hills Community Center

Las Vegas residents are invited to a free document shredding party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to help them avoid becoming victims of identity theft.

Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony is hosting the shredding party at the Durango Hills Community Center, located at 3521 N. Durango Drive. This will be Anthony’s ninth shredding event since he was elected to represent Ward 4 in 2009.

“Unfortunately, during my time as the former captain of the financial and property crimes bureau of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I saw so many residents’ lives destroyed by identity theft,” Anthony said in a statement about the event. “Once I was elected, I wanted to offer this free shredding service to continue to help our residents from becoming victims.”

Saturday’s shredding party is held in partnership with Opportunity Village, a local nonprofit organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents are encouraged to bring up to five boxes of documents per car, which Opportunity Village will shred free of charge.

During last month’s shredding party at Bruce Trent Park, 6,078 pounds of documents were shredded, Anthony said.

This month’s shredding event is also being combined with a canned food drive and a “Toys for Tots” toy drive. Residents are encouraged to donate canned food items and new, unwrapped gifts to benefit residents and the annual toy drive run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

For more information about Ward 4 events, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward4.

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