Arizona State Credit Union Recycles More Than 23 Tons of Documents
Arizona State Credit Union's eight shred events resulted in recycling 47,884 pounds of paper, which is 15,000 pounds more than 2011's Shred-A-Thon. This sizeable contribution equates to saving 239 trees.
Members of northern Arizona communities were encouraged to participate in the free events by bringing up to five boxes of their sensitive documents to the credit union's branches to be shredded right on location.
In support of community outreach programs, the credit union sponsored these events to help raise awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents and protecting against identity theft.
“It is great to see community members responding to our sustainable model with attendance and the amount of documents increasing each of the three years that we've sponsored the Shred-A-Thon,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “As a 100% local financial cooperative, it is our responsibility to fill this community need and we are glad to do it.”
The Shred-A-Thon kicked off in March at the credit union's Prescott Valley branch and concluded in October at its Cottonwood branch.
For more information about the credit union's support of local Arizona communities, or for information on products and services, visit www.azstcu.org.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 125,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for the organization's commitment to meeting members' needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a six-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a five-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.
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