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Redwood Credit Union Helps Protect More than 3,150 People by Securely Shredding Documents

Shred-a-Thons held in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties

Sonoma Shred

Santa Rosa, Calif. – This summer, more than 3,150 residents in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties took action to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by bringing old financial records and other paperwork to Redwood Credit Union’s (RCU’s) free Shred-a-Thons.

Shred-IT trucks were onsite at each event to help communities safely dispose of and recycle 170,750 lbs. of documents. In addition, Conservation Corps of the North Bay collected more than 28,522 lbs. of e-waste at the Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino events—including old TVs, printers, monitors, computers, and other personal electronics for secure recycling.

Matt Martin - SVP Community and Government Relations

Matt Martin
SVP Community and
Government Relations

"We missed seeing our communities at Shred-a-Thons last year due to the pandemic, and we were excited to welcome people back this year," said Matt Martin, senior vice president of community and government relations at RCU. "It’s gratifying to look at the numbers and realize we were able to help thousands of people safeguard themselves from identity theft."

Matt Martin - SVP Community and Government Relations

Matt Martin
SVP Community and
Government Relations

"We missed seeing our communities at Shred-a-Thons last year due to the pandemic, and we were excited to welcome people back this year," said Matt Martin, senior vice president of community and government relations at RCU. "It’s gratifying to look at the numbers and realize we were able to help thousands of people safeguard themselves from identity theft."

Marin Shred

At each Shred-a-Thon location, attendees had an opportunity to donate to a local nonprofit. In total, the events raised more than $9,450 to support SchoolsRule Marin, Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center in Napa, and Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Mendocino Shred Napa Shred 2021 Shred-a-Thon Results

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, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary). RCU has more than $6.8 billion in assets and serves more than 385,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates.

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