Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Shred-a-Thon in Novato, July 15
June 27, 2023
Lower Lake, CA – Redwood Credit Union invites the Marin County community to come out to their annual free document shredding event on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sutter Novato Community Hospital parking lot at 180 Rowland Way. The popular annual Shred-a-Thon will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.
Ryan Lind Branch Experience Manager Novato
"We’re proud to offer a free environmentally friendly service to the community for the secure disposal of sensitive documents and e-waste," said Ryan Lind, RCU’s Novato branch experience manager. "Safely eliminating old financial documents and other confidential information is one of the most effective ways to safeguard oneself from identity theft."
Attendees may bring up to three boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, and credit card offers. Conservation Corps North Bay will also be on site to collect and recycle e-waste such as old computers, printers, cell phones, and personal electronics.
Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit SchoolsRule Marin, a coalition of 20 public school district foundations that help fund literacy, technology, health, and arts programs for every public school student in Marin County.
In 2022, more than 2,700 residents in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties attended RCU shred-a-thons. Shred-It trucks helped communities dispose of 100,080 lbs. of documents, while Conservation Corps collected 24,300 lbs. of e-waste. To put it in perspective, the shredded paper alone has an environmental impact equal to 12,636 trees (315 acres) and 206,600 gallons of water (enough to water 330 lawns for a week).
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. With a mission to passionately serve the best interests of its Members, team members, and communities, RCU delivers many ways for its Members to save and build money through checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, digital 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 $7 billion in assets and serves more than 430,000 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.