Thursday
Mar072013

How can I properly dispose of a worn American Flag?

American Legion Post 100 (Virginia Beach) conducts an unserviceable flag ceremony on Flag Day (June 14th) for the veteran residents of Our Lady of Perpetual Help assisted living facility on Princess Anne Rd.  They begin collecting unserviceable flags at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 4560 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, phone (757) 495-4211 approximately a week prior to Flag Day.

If you an unserviceable flag in hand and do not wish to wait until early June, you may visit Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 392, 2408 Bowland Pkwy just off London Bridge Rd (behind the Blue Horseshoe Tattoo).  They have a receptacle outside their main entrance exclusively for unserviceable flags - looks like a trash can, but has big sign that says "Unserviceable Flags Only”.

Wednesday
Jan022013

Shred those old papers here!

Start the New Year by cleaning out those documents and files.  Get rid of those old papers and have piece of mind.  Year round document destruction services are available at Eggleston Services, 3525 North Military Highway, Norfolk VA 23513, phone 757.962.2189. Hours: 8-4 pm, Monday thru Friday.  Go inside the building and tell the person at the desk you are here to drop of documents for destruction.  Someone will bring a large blue recycling bin (similar to the curbside recycling bins in Virginia Beach) out to your car, help you unload, place a lock on the container, and take it away. You won't have to lift a finger!   Staples, credit cards, DVD's, paperclips are accepted.   The charge for a full bin is $30, $15 for a half-bin, and so on...  I recommend you gather your documents, tape the boxes, head over to Eggleston and provide an opportunity to help the local handicap and have piece of mind that your documents will not lead to identity theft.  This is an ISO certified shred facility and provide you a receipt AND follow up with a certificate of destruction the date the documents are destroyed.  Make sure those important papers do not result in identity theft, use Eggleston's service and support the local handicap.  Money well spent for peace of mind.

Saturday
Jan072012

Free Community Shredding and E-Cycle Events - Update

   Free community shredding and e-cycle events are listed on the Ask Hampton Roads Green website www.http://askhrgreen.org/.  On this websites Home Page you'll find at the top right of the page a gold square with the words "upcoming events".  Click on this gold square and a calendar will display the various events in our area. 

   If there are no events readily available you can use other options that may require a small fee and are listed here.  Call before you go to confirm current hours and location.  Please let me know if you discover additional resources so we can share with our readers.