Redwood Credit Union Helps Protect Nearly 3,500 People by Securely Shredding Documents
Santa Rosa, Calif – Nearly 3,500 residents in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties took action to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by shredding old financial records and other paperwork at Redwood Credit Union’s (RCU’s) free annual Shred-a-Thons held over the summer. A total of 100 RCU volunteers, plus shredding trucks from Shred-IT were on-site at the events to help the communities safely dispose of and recycle about 142,500 lbs. of documents.
Additionally, Conservation Corps of the North Bay collected nearly 22,000 lbs. of e-waste on site at the Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino events, including old TVs, printers, monitors, computers, and other personal electronics for secure recycling.
“It’s gratifying to look at these total numbers and realize that we were able to help thousands of people take action to safeguard themselves from identity theft,” said Matt Martin, vice president of community relations at RCU. “We were happy to once again provide this service to our communities.”
At each shred event, attendees were also able to make voluntary donations to local nonprofits on-site. In total, more than $8,700 was raised through the events to support SchoolsRule Marin, Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center in Napa, Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County, and the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County.
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About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) provides full-service 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, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.3 billion in assets and serves nearly 320,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, a nationwide network of fee-free ATMs, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.
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