Destroy Documents and Declutter at Chelsea Groton Shred Days

Many have spent a lot of time at home over the last year, and likely had an opportunity to go through old bank statements, bills, tax documents and other sensitive records. If you haven’t yet been able to securely shred this paperwork, Chelsea Groton Bank is providing FREE secure document shredding services this spring, to protect confidential information and avoid identity theft.

“The number of people who are victimized because sensitive data is stolen continues to rise,” said Lori Dufficy, EVP, Chief Experience & Engagement Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. “Although criminals are increasingly using cyber-attacks to gain access to personal information online, we encourage everyone to properly dispose of hard copy documents that can literally put their financial future in the wrong hands.”

To make the process quick, convenient and safe, three separate Shred Days will be available at Chelsea Groton Bank branch parking lots:

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9am – 12pm at the Center Groton Branch, 1319 Gold Star Highway
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9am – 12pm at the North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road
  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9am – 12pm at the Norwich-Westside Branch, 444 West Main Street

These complimentary services are available to members and non-members of the Bank. Simply bring up to three file-sized boxes of documents to any of the events and bank representatives will ensure everything is destroyed. Once shredded, the paper will be recycled.

Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. Items in need are canned and dry goods, that are not in glass containers, in the following categories: tuna, meats, stew, vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, instant potatoes, dried beans, peanut butter, and baby food.

In order to protect the health and safety of all present, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. The staff assisting with shredding will be wearing masks and gloves.


About Chelsea Groton Bank

Based in Groton, Conn., Chelsea Groton Bank is a full-service mutually owned bank with over $1.4 billion in assets. Chelsea Groton Bank’s products and services include consumer banking, business banking, mortgage and business lending, cash management, financial planning and financial education programs. With 14 branch locations throughout New London County and a Loan Production Office in Hartford County, Chelsea Groton Bank also provides online and mobile banking, 24-hour telephone banking, and nationwide ATM banking for individuals, families and businesses. To learn more, please visit Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.