For Immediate Release
December 02, 2010
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
Arizona State Credit Union Honored With Prestigious Industry Award for Its Notable Charity Work
Credit Union Awarded 2010 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for Shred-A-Thon Events
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union is among the recipients of the 2010 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility award which recognizes credit unions' outstanding social responsibility work and charitable projects that support the community.
Arizona State Credit Union received the award for its Shred-A-Thon project, where they hosted eight shredding events throughout their Northern Arizona branches and recycled more than 23 tons of paper, which is the equivalent of saving more than 288 trees. The Credit Union's Shred the Word campaign educated members of the community about the importance of shredding personal documents to maintain the safety and confidentiality of their identities.
"The shredding events provided necessary awareness about identity protection, which is important with Arizona leading the country in identity theft," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "The benefits of the program continue with encouraging recycling and promoting the Credit Union culture of providing the very best assistance to our members and the communities we serve."
While document shredding is a regular service that Arizona State Credit Union offers its members, the Shred-A-Thon events were open to everyone in the branch communities. The events were free to everyone, and there was no limit on the amount of paper people could bring to be shredded. The campaign generated much support as hundreds of area residents were able to properly dispose of sensitive documents containing personal information in a safe and secure manner.
In winning this award, Arizona State Credit Union continues its commitment to volunteerism and helping Arizona communities in ways that extend beyond financial management.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a four-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a four-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.