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Over 500,000 Pounds of Paper Collected, More Than 4,250 Trees Saved at Latest SDCCU Super Shred Event

SDCCU remains the current record holder for the most paper collected in 24 hours and the most paper shredded in 8 hours

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (August 23, 2018) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is committed to helping the community properly dispose of sensitive data. SDCCU’s latest free SDCCU Super Shred Event, held at SDCCU Stadium on June 16, resulted in a total of 500,875 pounds of paper collected and shredded. SDCCU proudly remains the current Guinness World Records™ title holder for the most paper collected in 24 hours and the most paper shredded in 8 hours.
 
“SDCCU believes in making our community a more secure place and is pleased to provide this much-needed, free service to the community. With a greater prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to properly dispose of confidential, personal information,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck Campbell.
 
The SDCCU Super Shred Event began early Saturday morning, June 16, with thousands of SDCCU customers, families, friends and members of the public lining up with boxes full of old documents containing personal and confidential information to be shred at no charge. Shred-It®, the world’s leading document destruction and recycling company, provided the shredding services. The first 1,000 people who took advantage of SDCCU’s free shredding services received a free gift. Throughout the day, more than $5,800 in donations were collected for SDCCU Stuff the Bus, a program launched in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations, Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, JAM’N 95.7 and KOGO AM 600 benefiting the 22,000 plus homeless students in San Diego.
 
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled over 4 million pounds of documents at no charge, saving nearly 35,000 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community over $300,000 in costs associated with shredding documents. In 2014, SDCCU was the first financial institution to be named a Live Well San Diego partner for its efforts in helping to create a safer San Diego by providing free shredding services to the community.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 390,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.