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San Diego County Credit Union offers free shredding services on Saturday, April 19
SDCCU is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most paper collected and shredded in 24-hours
4/18/2014 12:00 a.m.
San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is offering free shredding services at the following three locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19: San Diego Branch at 5555 Mildred St.; San Marcos Branch at 790 West San Marcos Blvd.; and the SDCCU Administrative Office at 6545 Sequence Dr. in Mira Mesa.
“SDCCU is happy to offer this free service to the community. With a greater prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years, it’s important to provide San Diegans an easy opportunity to dispose of sensitive data,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa 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.”
The first 500 people at each location who take advantage of SDCCU’s free shredding services will receive a free gift. The public is invited to bring a maximum of two boxes containing personal and confidential information to have it shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lot of these three SDCCU locations.
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled nearly 675,000 pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 6,000 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).
Last year at the SDCCU Super Shred Event, SDCCU became the Guinness World Record® holder for the most paper collected in a 24-hour period. The exciting occasion—held at Qualcomm® Stadium—helped hundreds of people, used 40 trucks and resulted in the collection of a total of 168,147 pounds of paper. SDCCU plans to break that record this year at their next SDCCU Super Shred Event scheduled for July 26, 2014.
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 262,000 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.