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Help set a new Guinness World Record at the SDCCU Super Shred Event on July 26
Public is invited to bring an unlimited amount of documents to be shred for free at Qualcomm Stadium
7/16/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is preparing to set a new Guinness World Record® at the upcoming SDCCU Super Shred Event. The public is invited to bring an unlimited amount of documents to be shred for free at the event, which is taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Qualcomm® Stadium in the northwest parking lot, located at 9449 Friars Road, San Diego.
SDCCU is planning to shred the Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in 24 hours. In July 2013, SDCCU organized the effort to collect and shred 168,147 pounds of paper, setting a new Guinness World Record® for the most paper collected in 24 hours. During the event, 40 trucks were used to collect the paper.
“SDCCU is happy to provide this free service to the community. We hope everyone, including SDCCU customers, families, friends and members of the public, brings their old personal documents for shredding and, once again, puts San Diego on the map with a new world record,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We need everyone’s help to make it our biggest event ever. Protect your private information as well as the environment and be part of history.”
The public is invited to bring all of their old documents containing personal and confidential information to Qualcomm Stadium on July 26. Shred-It®, the world's leading document destruction and recycling company, will be onsite to shred documents at no charge. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded. The first 1,000 guests who take advantage of the SDCCU Super Shred Event will receive a free gift. Plus, monetary donations will be accepted for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.
In addition, LinkServ E-Waste will be onsite to collect and recycle electronic waste (eWaste). Accepted eWaste items can include TVs, PC systems, laptops, printers, toner cartridges, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, PDAs, networking equipment, landline and cellular phones, power supplies, copiers, scanners, fax machines, stereos, home entertainment systems and VCR, VCD and DVD players.
“We are committed to doing good in our community and helping our customers protect their confidential data and privacy. With a greater prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years, it’s important to provide San Diegans with an easy opportunity to dispose of sensitive data,” said Halleck. “The first rule in preventing identity theft is: if you don’t need it, shred it, and we are here to make that happen. I also recommend using SDCCU’s online banking services, such as eStatements, eNotices and eReceipts. It’s not only a great way to minimize the amount of confidential information you have at home but it also reduces waste.”
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled more than 720,000 pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 6,000 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).
For more information about the free SDCCU Super Shred Event on July 26, visit sdccu.com.
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 $6.5 billion, over 267,000 customers, more than 30 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 and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.