Community Savings Bank Holds Successful Shred-a-Thon

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Community Savings Bank held another one of its popular Shred-a-Thons on earlier this month. Area residents were invited to shred old checks, bank statements and other documents containing personal information free of charge. A mobile industrial shredder was parked in the bank’s main parking lot from 9am to Noon for personal papers to be shredded. Destruction of old documents is recommended to help prevent Identity Theft. The bank will hold its next Shred-a-thon in October. According to Dane H. Cleven, President and Chairman of Community, “Many neighbors and friends stopped in and took advantage of this opportunity to shred old documents to help prevent identity theft. People enjoyed actually seeing their personal papers destroyed. It was gratifying to see so many customers and non-customers. The entire truck was filled with shredded documents well before noon.” The bank continues to focus on helping area residents buy homes and save for the future. Community Savings Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an equal housing lender. The bank is located at 4801 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago 60641. Telephone: 773-685-5300. Website:


Neighbors, bank employee and helpers are shown getting ready to shred old documents with personal information at Community Savings Bank’s Shred-a-thon on May 7th. They joined hundreds of neighbors in shredding documents as a good way of combatting identity theft. A truck with a mobile shredder was parked in the bank’s parking lot from 9am to Noon.

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