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Redwood Credit Union Helps Local Residents Securely Dispose of Two-and-a-Half Tons of Confidential Paperwork

RCU Ukiah Shred-a-Thon Group 2017Ukiah, Calif. – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) hosted a free Shred-a-Thon document shredding event for the Mendocino County community on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, at their Ukiah branch. Over 200 people attended the annual event, securely shredding more than two-and-a-half tons of documents to protect against fraud and identity theft.

The shredding trucks, provided by Shred-IT, destroyed over 5,500 pounds of confidential paperwork, while Conservation Corps North Bay collected e-waste, such as old computers, monitors, printers, and cell phones for secure recycling.

“We’re committed to our community’s well-being, and that includes helping people keep their information secure. Shredding sensitive documents, such as old financial statements and bills, is one of the best ways people can protect themselves against identity theft,” said Kristie Strickler, RCU’s Ukiah branch manager. “We’re always excited to provide this free service to the community.”

Shred-a-Thon attendees also donated more than $740 to benefit the California Highway Patrol’s Explorer Program, which teaches young adults how to serve their community through discipline and a commitment to help others

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, free online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has more than $3.5 billion in assets and serves nearly 300,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and 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 news and updates.

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