Mark your calendar – SATURDAY, JUNE 2. That is the date of the FREE annual document shredding event sponsored by AARP Foundation ElderWatch and the Black Forest Chapter 1100 of AARP. The shredding will be at the Black Forest Lutheran Church 12455 Black Forest Road. Please enter from Black Forest Road. The time is 9 am to 1 pm. Three boxes or paper bags of paper documents will be accepted per car. Please no plastic or 3-ring binders, as they cannot be recycled. You can FIGHT HUNGER at the same time with a nonperishable food or cash donation to the Black Forest Cares food pantry. Questions? Call Ray at 719.495.6767 or Stan at 719.596.6787.
Are you new to your community — or maybe just looking for ways to get more involved? Why not check out an AARP chapter near you! For example, the Black Forest Chapter is involved in fighting fraud! This will be the 10th year Chapter 1100 has co-hosted this event. Last year 15,800 pounds of paper was professionally shredded and recycled. The 371 individuals, from 18 different postal ZIP Codes, who took advantage of this opportunity to reduce their likelihood of being victimized by a scam or ID theft by taking advantage of our service, also donated 610 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,123 in cash to the Black Forest food pantry. Learn more about the Black Forest Chapter on their website.
A special letter from AARP Chapter 1100 to AARP State President, Terri Potente. The letter highlights the efforts of the newest AARP chapter, Parker #5451 helping out Black Forest #1100 after the devastating fires.
The volunteers and members of the AARP chapters around the state, as well as the country, are amazing people who pitch in when help is needed. They engage people of all ages in their communities through volunteerism, they create lively and fun activities, and they raise money and collect food to help others in need, so it was devastating when more than 20 percent of our Black Forest Chapter members lost their homes in the Black Forest fire that started June 11. The fire took the lives of two people and caused tens of millions in property damage, according to local media reports.
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