The BayCoast family believes that helping our local community is the right thing to do. As we continue to support our neighbors, BayCoast Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayCoast Bank and one of Southern New England’s leading independent insurance agencies has made an important donation to First Step Inn in Fall River, Massachusetts.
First Step Inn provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, employment assistance, as well as primary and behavioral healthcare for the city’s homeless. As an organization dedicated to improving an individual’s quality of life, First Step Inn also offers services that help those in need to secure permanent housing.
In early 2023, as part of the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Let’s Drive Out Hunger annual campaign, BayCoast Insurance was proud to make a donation of $1,000 to First Step Inn. The Arbella Foundation complimented this contribution with an additional $1,500, bringing the total donation to $2,500.
Identity theft is a growing problem, not just across the nation and around the world, but right in your own neighborhood. Anyone can become a victim, and learning how to protect yourself is critical. Having your sensitive documents professionally destroyed is just one simple way you can help ensure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
That’s why BayCoast Insurance, one of the region’s leading independent insurance agencies, held an important event designed to help residents living on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island protect themselves from this damaging crime.
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the public was invited to participate in a free Community Shred Day held at the main office of BayCoast Insurance, located at 560 Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) in Swansea, Massachusetts. BayCoast’s Community Shred Day event offered residents the opportunity to bring up to two boxes of private documents to be immediately destroyed by an on-site, professionally staffed shred truck.
Having common household documents properly destroyed may help you from becoming a victim of identity theft. Documents to consider shredding may include tax records, old bills and bank statements, credit card statements, and canceled checks.
“Having your private information professionally shredded may help give you peace of mind,” said Patrick D. Long, President and CEO of BayCoast Insurance. “The financial risk of having your identity stolen is just too great. Identity theft may not only damage your credit status but cost you time and money to restore your good name,” adds Long.
If you have sensitive documents, don’t throw them away. Experts say you should consider shredding them professionally instead. Be sure to join BayCoast Insurance as we plan another Community Shred Day event for the spring of 2024!