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Redwood Credit Union Shred-a-Thon helped nearly 500 Napa residents to safely dispose of sensitive documents

2017 RCU Napa Shred GroupNapa, Calif – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) hosted a free document shredding event at the County of Napa Sullivan Lot on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Close to 500 local residents brought old financial documents and other confidential paperwork to be shredded by Shred-IT who provided shredding trucks on-site for the Credit Union’s annual Shred-a-Thon. More than 7 tons of documents were securely destroyed and recycled at the event. Shred-IT provided RCU with an environmental impact certificate stating that the event helped save 120 trees; 29,001 Kw/Hrs of electricity; 2,827 reams of paper; and 49,459 gallons of water.

“Shredding old financial documents and other confidential paperwork is one of the best measures people can take to protect themselves from identity theft,” said Lindsay Jones, RCU’s Napa branch manager.

In addition to the shredding service, RCU also collected nearly $1,700 in monetary donations at the event to benefit Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center, an organization that works hand in hand with Latinos to inspire and achieve healthy living, self-sufficiency, and opportunities for leadership and community engagement.

RCU holds Shred-a-Thons annually in several of the communities it serves, with two additional upcoming events this summer in Santa Rosa and Ukiah. To learn more, visit www.redwoodcu.org/shred.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, investment and financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU is nearly $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 285,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide plus an ATM rebate program, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for regular news and updates.

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