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    Event offers free document shredding

    Event offers free document shredding

    Photo By Michelle Stewart | Anthony Hele unloads a container of documents from his car during the Shredding and...... read more read more



    Story by Michelle Stewart 

    Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

    Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Navy Housing Office hosted a Shredding and Non-Perishable Food Drive at the Little Creek Wellings Court Community Center on Nov. 5.

    The event, a collaborative effort between Navy Housing, Lincoln Military Housing (LMH), and Morale Welfare, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), allowed community members to shred confidential documents safely, free of charge. In addition to housing information, free bowling and theater tickets were available to participants.

    “We wanted to host this event to connect with families residing at Lincoln Military Housing communities and let them know who we are and how we can assist them. It also allows us to give back to the community through non-perishable donations,” said Jesus Hernandez, Military Housing Director.

    “Whether it is unresolved maintenance-related issues, they need assistance locating housing, or have any questions about housing, we are here to help them,” Hernandez said.

    “This is awesome,” said Angela Hele, who attended with her family. “It’s a huge relief from having to do it page-by-page at home. It is also good to know that we have an advocate if needed.”

    Files were shredded on-site with the use of a professional shredding truck.
    Environmental sustainability was also a component of the shredding event. Professional shredding trucks shred paper into confetti-sized pieces because many items are shredded at once. This allows the shreds to be recycled.

    Housing residents weren’t the only people to take advantage of the opportunity to get rid of unwanted paper.

    “We had files from 2018 that needed to be disposed of. This was an efficient way to do that,” said Lee Lawson, MWR recreation assistant.
    Although fewer attendees participated, the housing staff appreciated the resident who came.

    “On behalf of Navy Housing, thank you for participating in the shredding event and food drive.

    It was a valuable opportunity to meet some of our residents and provide you with information on the services we offer. We look forward to seeing you at our next event,” Hernandez said.



    Date Taken: 11.05.2022
    Date Posted: 11.07.2022 15:07
    Story ID: 432817
    Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, US 

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